MACRA grants mobile operator Malcel License

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By Mayamiko Phiri, Contributor

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has issued a licence to Malawi Telecommunications Company Plc (Malcel).

Minister of information and digitization Gospel Kazako said that the presentation of licence to Malcel by Macra will intensify competition and level the playing field in the ICT industry.

The Minister was optimistic that the coming in of Malcel on the market will promote affordable services and enhance vibrant digital economy.

In his remarks, Macra Director General Daud Suleman stated that the coming in of a new operator will create jobs.

Suleman further pointed out that the initiative will give Malawians options and choices to choose which operator to engage with for services.

The director general also observed that growth of digital economy will take a new dimension to the advantage of local subscribers.

According to Malcel Chief Executive Officer Boniface Ndalawa the firm will invest US$ 280 million in the next 5 years.

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