Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) has announced the commercial launch of 4G LTE services in the four major cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba. The new network, which supports maximum download connection speeds of 100Mbps, will be expanded to other locations by the end of the year. ‘With this new network platform, TNM has radically improved user experience with its capacity to enhance access to the most advanced form of communications whilst substantially reducing the cost of operations,’ TNM’s CEO Douglas Stevenson was quoted as saying at the launch of the service in Lilongwe.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that TNM launched trials of LTE technology for selected customers in Blantyre and Lilongwe in August 2015. The firm is Malawi’s second largest mobile operator, with a subscriber base of 3.12 million at end-Match 2016, behind sole rival Airtel Malawi which accounted for 3.81 million customers.