MALAWIAN REGULATOR MACRA ANNOUNCES TENDER FOR SNO

Telecoms

Malawi’s regulator MACRA has announced a tender for a Second National Operator (see www.macra.org.mw) to provide “public fixed telecommunications services”. Applicants have been given 30 days from 5 May to download applications documents and ask questions. Completed applications with an entry fee of MK50,000 need to be at MACRA’s offices by 12 noon on 5 September 2006 and bids will be opened at 14.00 hours. It is then promising to award the licence by 5 November 2006. Negotiations with the successful bidder will then be carried out before 5 January 2007 and the licence will then gazetted shortly thereafter.