19 July 2019
Malawi Telecommunications and fibre-optic network operator SimbaNet last month joined the list of African service providers that have experienced disrupted internet connectivity during crucial election periods.
The internet providers saw service interruptions as results from the general election came in on Tuesday May 21st. It is understood the disruption lasted six hours in some cases.
According to reports, the suspension came after a tight election in which president Peter Mutharika was seeking a second term in office.Find out more
08 February 2019
Safaricom is trialling new network coverage technology aimed at enhancing coverage in urban areas.
Known as the TubeStar base station, the operator claims the solution replaces the standard tower base station with a tubular structure that occupies up to 75 per cent less land than typically required.
In addition, it says the new BST eliminates the need for a protective compound and perimeter wall by incorporating all equipment within the tower structure.
Furthermore, it’s claimed the technology eliminates the need for diesel generators by replacing these with high-performance lithium batteries.Find out more