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    Malawi: ICT to accelerate gender equality

    May 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Malawi: ICT to accelerate gender equality

    Gender equality is a hot topic in Africa, and Malawi believes that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) could serve as an accelerator of gender equality in the country. “ICT can be used as a catalyst that can help accelerate progress towards...

  • Billions cannot afford to get online, entrenching the digital divide and constraining economic and social progress. (image: Shutterstock)

    Broadband still costs over half a month’s salary

    December 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Broadband still costs over half a month’s salary

    For those living on less than US$2/day, entry-level broadband costs an average of 40% of monthly income and in many countries this figure exceeds 80% or 100%. As a result, billions cannot afford to get online, entrenching the digital divide and constraining...

  • The Governments of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia to agree common priorities to accelerate the roll out of mobile broadband in the region (image: Shutterstock)

    Sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate mobile broadband rollout

    September 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate mobile broadband rollout

    The Vice President of Botswana, the Honourable Dr Ponatshego H. Kedikilwe opened a meeting on Friday 06 September of the Governments of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia to agree common priorities to accelerate the roll out of mobile...

  • Malawi joins global Better Than Cash Alliance

    July 1, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Malawi joins global Better Than Cash Alliance

    Today the Government of Malawi announced that it is joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, committing to transition government cash payments to electronic disbursements. Malawi’s primary goals in shifting to e-money are to increase transparency, decrease...

  • Malawi contracts Huawei for digital switch over

    June 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Malawi contracts Huawei for digital switch over

    Malawi News Agency reports that the country’s government has contracted Chinese technology firm Huawei Technologies to commission and install Malawi’s Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) equipment ahead of the planned switch from analogue to digital...

  • Ericsson partners with Airtel to deploy Connect To Learn in Malawi

    May 13, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ericsson partners with Airtel to deploy Connect To Learn in Malawi

    Communications provider Ericsson has joined forces with mobile operator Airtel to expand the Connect to Learn Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution to two schools in the Malawi Millennium Village of Mwandama, located in the southern region...

  • Airtel ranked tops in Malawi

    July 26, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel ranked tops in Malawi

    A quarterly network performance assessment report recently released by Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) shows that Airtel is, by far, the number one quality network in Malawi. The MACRA report looks at the performance of the two mobile...

  • Airtel launches 3.75G in Malawi

    July 21, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel launches 3.75G in Malawi

    Mobile phone operator Airtel has announced the introduction of the fastest speed and most widely covered mobile Internet with the launch of its 3.75G platform in Malawi. This is an upgrade from the current 3G data service to a 3.75G network – a third...

  • Bharti Airtel strengthens investment in Malawi

    June 22, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Bharti Airtel strengthens investment in Malawi

    Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) & Joint MD, Bharti Airtel, yesterday paid a courtesy call to the President of the Republic of Malawi, Joyce Banda, to update her on the telecommunication company’s investments in Malawi. During the visit, Kohli outlined...

  • BlackBerry’s App World available in more African countries

    November 11, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry’s App World available in more African countries

    BlackBerry App World is now available in nine additional African countries. Customers in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho can now discover, download and enjoy a wide range of...

  • IT trends in Africa

    October 20, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on IT trends in Africa

    “African countries want to deal with a local partner that can support them locally. They also enjoy the stature of an established international company that is offering world-class products and functionality, locally,” says Gerhard Hartman, the Head of...

  • Zambia finally connects to undersea cable

    September 15, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    The landlocked southern African nation of Zambia has become the latest African country to connect to the high speed undersea cables which began to arrive on the African coast about a year ago. Zambia, which has no access to the sea, has had to wait patiently...

  • Gmail SMS launched in Uganda, Tanzania & Malawi

    March 18, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Gmail SMS launched in Uganda, Tanzania & Malawi

    Google has created a way for it’s users to continue chatting with friends via Gmail, even when they’re away from their computers. In the past few weeks Google have added functionality to Gmail that allows users worldwide to chat over SMS with phone...

  • Third Malawian mobile operator to invest $150 million

    September 8, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Third Malawian mobile operator to invest $150 million

    G-Mobile, the third Malawian cellular operator, will be in operation by the end of the year, and will add $150 million to the $25 million it has already committed in the infrastructure. According to investors Musa Capital, this is an example of investing...

  • Malawi cries foul over frequency interference

    June 1, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Malawi cries foul over frequency interference

    BLANTYRE -MALAWI has appealed to other Southern African states to increase the fight against radio frequency interference. This was said at a week long international conference which finished on Friday in the lakeshore district of Mangochi. The conference was...

  • Malawi’s G-Mobile signs up with Telkom SA

    March 8, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Malawi’s G-Mobile signs up with Telkom SA

    Malawi’s third largest mobile network, Globally Advanced Integrated Networks Limited (G-Mobile) has contracted Telkom Management Services to operate and manage its network...