Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), the country’s second largest wireless operator by subscribers, has announced the launch of an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network. The Times Group cites the firm’s chairman George Partridge as saying that the upgrade will deliver a fast, secure, reliable experience for customers, enabling improved connectivity services for local businesses. ‘The broad range of services and products powered by the TNM network platform now make it possible for businesses and individuals to maximise their productivity and to operate with unprecedented levels of speed and efficiency,’ the executive said. For his part, Minister of ICT Nicholas Dausi said that TNM’s LTE-A network will enable e-government projects to start taking shape, thereby improving the activities of public sector organisations.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that TNM launched 4G LTE services in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba in June 2016, and since then the network has been expanded to other locations including Limbe, Mangochi, Kasungu, Salima, Mzimba, Balaka, Dwangwa and Thyolo.