Malawi: Internet Charges in Malawi to Go Down


The Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has disclosed that local Internet charges will go down with 300 percent following the coming in of a new Internet provider Ciba net.

Confirming the development MACRA Director general Andrew Kumbatila said Ciba net will providing a megabytes at 200 dollars from 900 dollars.

"When Internet first came in Malawi it was at 1900 dollars per megabyte then it was slashed down to 900 dollars and now this company will be charging us 200 dollars,this means the price of Internet will go down" said Kumbatila.

He further said that the development will help some sectors to provide high quality Internet in the country Meanwhile the company has already set fibers from Ntchinji and Karonga to Lilongwe to insure provision of the services in all the regions of the country by September.

A report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) revealed that on average Malawians use more than 12 dollars On mobile including Internet while In neighboring Mozambique, consumers spend more than a quarter of their incomes using their Internet. This makes Malawi one of the most expensive countries in the world to use Internet services.
Source: Malawi 24 28 July 2015