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MACRA to pump in K20 billion into physical infrastructure for NAS

MACRA to pump in K20 billion into physical infrastructure for NAS

Stories
Mzuzu, November 8, Mana: Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) says it will spend about K20 billion on procurement and installation of physical infrastructure for National Addressing System (NAS) across the country. MACRA Director General, Daud Suleman disclosed this in Mzuzu on Monday when he opened a training workshop on NAS for local authorities from the Northern Region. He said besides being computer based, there is need for physical infrastructure for NAS to be operational. The infrastructure includes plates for numbering of houses, roads and streets signs at village, traditional authority and district levels. “NAS is not for MACRA, it is for the local authorities and we will provide all the necessary support needed for the topnotch implementation. Macra is only...
Malawian Telecommunications Company To Roll Next Year

Malawian Telecommunications Company To Roll Next Year

Business
Malawian telecommunications company, Malcel Plc, that plans to enter the market next year has successfully been awarded an operating license by Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) Confirming the development, MACRA Director General, Daud Suleman said: “The process of vetting their license was rigorous and we are satisfied with the application as submitted. We are still in the process of working with them until the Gazetting of the license as per law and regulations. “The financial viability and stability of their application assured us and we will continue to work with them as they start their operations in the country.” Suleman attested that the coming in of Malcel is a good development to the consumer and “hopefully it will help to bring prices down and level the ...
MACRA Launch The Universal Service Fund –

MACRA Launch The Universal Service Fund –

National
In the picture; Kazako (L) and Khaira (R) The country’s rural masses stand to enjoy better connection to the digital grid following the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority – MACRA’s launch of the Universal Service Fund – USF five-year strategic plan. The fund, which became operational in 2019, facilitates the provision and access of ICT services to bridge the digital divide in the country. According to the strategic plan, the USF is during the period set to facilitate internet connectivity to 225 schools and 25 institutions of people with disabilities. Also lined up is provision of ICT equipment to 33 health facilities and the erection of at least 4 towers in underserved areas. Speaking during the launch of the strategy in Blantyre last night, MACRA board chairperson...
MACRA TO SMOKE OUT MOBILE MONEY FRAUDSTERS

MACRA TO SMOKE OUT MOBILE MONEY FRAUDSTERS

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Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority says it will net mobile money fraudsters with the set up of the Central Equipment Identification Register. The Director General for MACRA, Daud Suleman, has announced this in Blantyre during a media briefing to mark consumer rights day which is being commemorated today, 15th of March. The theme for this year's Consumer Rights Day is: 'Fair Digital Finance.' Suleman explains under the initiative it will be mandatory to register all mobile phone devices along with the simcards. He says that a taskforce has been established encompassing mobile money operators, Malawi Police Service, Malawi Prison Service and National Registration Bureau. Suleman adds this will curb the practice of using multiple simcards on one mobile phone for fraud....