Telecoms News: In Brief


* Malawi’s third mobile operator licensee, G-Mobile, has started deploying infrastructure for a wireless network, reports local newspaper The Nation. The news follows a move by the country’s regulator, the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra), to fine the operator USD6.9 million in May in light of its failure to roll out a network. G-Mobile's director of administration Harold Myaba said that the company is negotiating the fine with Macra. ‘A lot has been happening behind the scenes that people didn’t see. It’s now starting to show,’ said Myaba.  

* Arc Telecoms, a new telecoms company headed up by former iBurst Business CEO Steve Briggs, is gearing up for an official launch next month.  The company is planning to shake up the SME market with a range of telecoms solutions suited to their needs.