Airtel Malawi upgrades 3G network: World’s third largest mobile operator

In a bid to ensure speedy and stable access to mobile Internet, Airtel Malawi has intensified its 3G site upgrades in Lilongwe.

Edith Tsilizani

Edith Tsilizani

Airtel Malawi Public Relations Relation Edith Tsilizani....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Airtel Malawi Public Relations Relation Edith Tsilizani….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

For the past two weeks, the upgrades have been carried out in nine strategic sites in a bid to ensure speedy and stable access to mobile internet.

According to Airtel Malawi’s Publicist Edith Tsilizani, the upgraded sites are Lilongwe Bus Depot, Maula Prison, Bwaila, Area 25 C, Area 36, Area 48 and the Bingu International Conference Center.

“Access to speedy and reliable Internet is a must,” Tsilizani said adding that other upgrades have also been done in Blantyre and Dwangwa recently.

Tsilizani said they will keep on carrying out these upgrades to make sure that subscribers enjoy the best internet experience in Malawi.

Airtel Malawi is a leading mobile telecommunications operator and has the largest 3G Internet sites and coverage in the country.

Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa, has said that it has become the third largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers.

As per the latest data published by WCIS, Airtel with over 303 million mobile subscribers across its operations, has moved up one position in the global rankings.

Airtel began operations in November 1995 in New Delhi, India and in less than two decades it has emerged as one of the top brands in the emerging markets with an unmatched scale and diversity of operations.

Bharti Airtel chairperson Sunil Bharti Mittal said: “This is a major landmark in the journey of Airtel and underlines the strength of our business model and our brand that is loved by customers across 20 countries.

“Today, we seamlessly manage global scale operations in diverse geographies and deliver the same world-class services to each customers, this perhaps is one of our biggest achievements.”

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4 thoughts on “Airtel Malawi upgrades 3G network: World’s third largest mobile operator”

  1. airtel behave lyk a company of 21st century hw wud u boost abt ur upgrades when pipo(malawians) are alrdy failing to afford the so called un upgraded services????besides is t only south and central pipo as airtel network subscribers????airtel stop nepotism like politicians do,,,hvnt heard of any kind of upgrade in de north,,,,beware we also contribute to the profits u alwz boost about- a concerned Malawian from north!!!!!!

  2. ooooooh! says:

    Come on.Airtel..we are now in the 4G era!
    and what about some of your dongles which gets outdated within a year or so? Can they be exchanged for upgrades? otherwise we cant be buying your dongles and they become redundant within a year or less? get that?

  3. The real Ujeni says:

    How about upgrades in Mzuzu, kukondela basi.

  4. Balamanthu says:

    Malawi has the worst internet and telephone services in the entire world.Somebody in the Ministry of Information should try to hold the balls of Airtel and TNM to give its customers better service.There is no point in going to 3G when Rwanda and others are moving to 4G and yet their services are appauling.

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