Gregory Gondwe
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TNM posts loss in the face of subscribers boost

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Malawi mobile phone service provider TNM Limited has bemoaned increased depreciation charges, which it has attributed to losses posted in the 2008 - 2009 financial year. The company announced through its end results statement a decline in earnings with its net slipping from MK1.5 bn in 2008 to MK1.2bn in 2009.

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Gregory Gondwe
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Malawi leads in mobile phone development

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Zain Malawi managing director Fayaz King recently told a conference of the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa's finance ministers that Malawi has made ‘long strides' in the development of the telecommunications sector through mobile phone services compared to most African countries.

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Malawi: Telkom SA engaged to save G-Mobile

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] South Africa's Beryl Telecoms has engaged Telkom SA to operate and manage what is to become Malawi's third mobile phone service provider G-Mobile which is on the verge of losing its licence.

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MACRA gives G-Mobile another deadline

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has given Global Advanced Integrated Networks (G-Mobile), a company set to become the third mobile phone service provider, a new deadline of 12 April 2010 to roll out or risk revocation of its licence.

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Zain Malawi launches mobile commerce service

Zain Malawi launches mobile commerce service[Gregory Gondwe] Zain Malawi, on 12 January 2010, launched a pilot phase of a new service that will enable customers to carry out financial transactions using their mobile phones. The mobile commerce service dubbed ZAP Khusa M'manja (money in your hands) is being rolled out this week in Malawi following a successful performance in East Africa Zain operations.

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G-Mobile partners with Alliance Media

G-Mobile partners with Alliance Media[Gregory Gondwe] Malawi's third mobile phone service provider, G-Mobile, has entered a pact with Alliance Media, Malawi's largest airport and outdoor media company to install billboards across the country, in the run up to its launch.

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TNM launches Windows Mobile

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] As the market rat race between Malawi's current two mobile phone service providers continues, TNM last week tried to outdo Zain Malawi's Blackberry on prepaid service, which is an internet facility innovation.

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Malawi: Government stops issuance of two mobile licences

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The Malawi government has suspended the decision by the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA), which awarded two licences to two companies when it had only advertised for one.

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Court allows South African investor to join G-Mobile

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The commercial court in Blantyre has allowed G-Mobile to engage South African investor Berlyl Telcoms into its project. Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) in July 2008 gave G-Mobile a licence, as Globally Advanced Integrated Networks Limited (GAIN) and according to the agreement, the company is supposed to roll out before the end of the year or risk revocation of the licence.

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Zain launches sim-operated payphone

Zain launches sim-operated payphone[Gregory Gondwe] Zain Malawi has launched a sim-operated payphone which its managing director, Fayaz King, has hailed as "everything a mobile phone is, without being mobile".

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Malawi: G-Mobile signs US$90m deal with SA firm

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Malawi's Global Advanced Integrated Networks (G-Mobile) has entered into a deal with South Africa's Beryl Capital and Telecoms worth US$90m. The deal which is for the supply, installation and commissioning of the company in the country will enable G-Mobile to roll out and start its operations by December 2009.

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Malawians hail Zain, Western Union partnership

Malawians hail Zain, Western Union partnership[Gregory Gondwe] A number of Malawians that are also clients of one of the country's mobile phone service providers and use Western Union banking services have hailed the two institutions' partnership.

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Malawi's mobile phone rates highest in the region

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Information Communication Association of Malawi (ICTAM) interim President Derek Lakudzala has observed that Malawi's mobile phone tariffs are too high in Malawi as compared to other countries in the region.

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Malawi telecom players irked by new licence conditions

Malawi telecom players irked by new licence conditions[Gregory Gondwe] Telecommunication services providers in Malawi have cried foul over the conditions the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) have put in the operating licence granted to Globally Advanced Integrated Networks (GAIN), limited to be trading as G-mobile.

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GAIN to invest US$40m in Malawian operation

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Globally Advanced Integrated Networks (GAIN) received its mobile phone service operating licence on Monday, 30 March, 2009 from the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) and pledged to inject US$40m within the first five years into the operation.

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Zain discusses 3G system with MACRA

Zain discusses 3G system with MACRA[Gregory Gondwe] Zain Malawi has started discussions with the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) to change its licence conditions so that the third Generation (3G) system can be introduced into Malawi's telecommunication industry.

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Malawi introduces nine-digit numbering plan

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has said the country will be introducing a new nine-digit national numbering plan for telecommunication services effective 1 April, 2009. Currently Malawi uses a seven-digit format.

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Malawi: TNM offers one billion shares to public

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Malawi witnessed its biggest Initial Public Offer (IPO) in its stock exchange history when TNM Limited, on Monday, 5 October, 2008, put to offer over one billion shares to the public. The company is also Malawi's first telecommunications company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE).

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4th gateway for Malawi amidst congestion problem

Gregory Gondwe[Gregory Gondwe] Mobile phone network operator, Zain Malawi Limited on Thursday, 4 September 2008, commissioned its 4th media gateway in Blantyre amidst network congestion problems that has put off many subscribers.

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MTL rolls out mobile fixed phones

MTL rolls out mobile fixed phones[Gregory Gondwe] Malawi Telecoms Limited (MTL), the country's only fixed-line operator, has launched a wireless fixed telephone, expected to give users flexibility of mobility within a coverage zone.

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