News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 38 on 8 September 2000

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MALAWI LICENCES 24 ISPs BUT ONLY 4 ARE OPERATIONAL

8 September 2000

NEWS UPDATE WILL TAKE A ONE WEEK CHRISTMAS BREAK BETWEEN ISSUE 40 ON 17 DECEMBER AND ISSUE 41 ON 1 JANUARY. ISSUE NO 38 MALAWI LICENCES 24 ISPs BUT ONLY 4 ARE OPERATIONAL Last week the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) granted 24 Internet licences. Only four are currently operational but the regulator says that Malawi is well ahead of the game in regional terms. News Update interviewed Paul Shaw of Africa Online (the other Africa Online) to see how the claims matched the reality. The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has granted 24 Internet licences. MACRA’s David Kadwa said…