Telecommunications in Malawi

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Telecommunications in Malawi includes the country's telephone, television, radio and internet services.


Telephones - main lines in use: 160,100 (as of 2010) up from 85,000 (As of 2003)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 3 million (as of 2010) up from 1.781 Million (as of 2008) up from 135,100 (As of 2003)

Telephone system: domestic: fair system of open-wire lines, microwave radio relay links, and radiotelephone communications stations international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 1 Atlantic Ocean)

'Malawi's expensive mobile phone habit[1]

Most expensive Spending on Cellular Service:

Malawi - 56.29% of average monthly earnings
Madagascar - 52.55% of average monthly earnings
Central African Republic - 51.63% of average monthly earnings


Radio broadcast stations: AM 9, FM 5 (plus 15 repeater stations), shortwave 2 (plus a third station held in standby status)) (As of 2001)

Radios: 2.6 million (As of 1997)


Television broadcast stations: 1 (As of 2001)

Televisions: 0 (As of 1999)


Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 18 (As of 2003) There is a very significant increase of Web users in Malawi.

Country code (Top level domain): MW

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website