Communications in Malawi

Communications in Malawi

Malawian Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 175,200 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.051 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: rudimentary domestic: fixed-line subscribership about 1 per 100 persons; privatization of Malawi Telecommunications (MTL), a necessary step in bringing improvement to telecommunications services, completed in 2006; mobile-cellular services are expanding but cellular network coverage is limited and is based around the main urban areas; mobile cellular subscribership roughly 8 per 100 persons international: country code - 265; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Atlantic Ocean)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 9, FM 5 (plus 15 repeater stations), shortwave 2 (plus one shortwave station on standby) (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 1 (2001)

Internet country code: .mw

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 139,500 (2007)

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