Telecom Networks Malawi takes charge of Burco Electronics Systems

Telecom Networks Malawi (TNM) Limited, one of the country’s mobile service providers, has completed the acquisition of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) Business and related assets of Burco Electronics System Limited.TNM1


Swart: Unique experience

TNM Managing Director Willem Swart said the transaction successfully went through legal and regulatory process and is now completed.

Following the acquisition, all ISP and Burco services will begin to operate under the TNM Limited brand and will have TNM’s “Always with you” tagline.

Swart claimed that TNM’s strategic vision is to create best-in-communication solutions in Malawi, hence the acquisition Burco to bring added value and greater opportunity to all their customers, business partners and the country as a whole.

The Managing Director further said TNM will offer a truly unique experience through premier services and best-in-class platforms to the betterment of the country’s economy.

“Following the approval of the Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC), we would like to announce the completion of the transaction in which TNM will take over the Internet Service Provider Business and related assets of Burco Electronic Systems Limited.

“We are very excited to welcome all Burco Customers to the TNM family, and believe the efforts of our combined terms will bring added value and greater opportunity to all our customers, our business partners and the country as a whole,” said Swart.

He added that acquisition of Burco will also enable TNM to bring access to additional resources including technological innovations, supply chain and a world class service organization to the existing business of Burco.

“TNM’s strategic vision is create best-in-communication solutions in Malawi, therefore the acquisition of the ISP Business and related assets from Burco Systems Business supports this vision and we believe that the company will grow and prosper as operations are fully merged,” he claimed.

The BURCO company logo and references to Burco as a company will be replaced by TNM Business Services.

However, Burco reseller partners will continue to sell all products specified in their partner agreements, and will have access to other TNM products in due course.

Likewise, resellers in other TNM business products will in due course also have access to the internet service products, but this will happen over time as TNM will need more time to ensure that all their dealers understand the new business.

“The acquisition of Burco by TNM will create one of the most innovative business solution providers for the corporate in the industry that will help our customers manage their business communications needs and simplify the complexity of their businesses.

“TNM will offer a truly unique experience through premier services and best-in-class platforms,” he added.

Swart also hinted that they are still committed to pioneering in new technologies and services that would help everyone work more effectively and make smarter decisions.

“We remain committed to this business and invested in its services. We expect to build a new, best-in-breed organization—the whole will be greater than the sum of its parts,” he claimed.

TNM is a Malawi company that started its operations in 1996. It was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange in November 2008. It has over 2.5 million active subscribers on its network with voice and data services as some of its core products.

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WITHOUT any change in the way I have been using the Internet, After it’s been taken over by hungry TNM I some how manage to be using 5 times the amount of Internet data I used to use when it was under Burco. Just as I was finally happy with an ISP, I’ll have to look into changing again. Malawi needs to wake up and do something about these greedy ISPs and cellular network providers who are milking one of the poorest countries in the world.


May Varndell’s soul rest in peace.He wouldn’t have done this.


TNM improve your English on the airtime balance. Shame.

charlie hebdo

Internet in malawi is a waste of time… but what else can we do? Basi if we cant beat em join em. Internet in this country is very expensive, frequent network problems. We need information and thats why we have no option but just to log on..

Boyd Kilembey

How can that be. TNM certainly has more access to technology that Burco, which when I last checked was owned by one Van Dell(sp). What all these people are talking does not make sense. It is crap shrouded in marketing language. There was no strategic advantage iin this acquisition me thinks…It is like Naming’omba Tea Estates celebrating buying a 2 hectare farm from some unknown povo in Thekerani…

God's Love

What a shame , Burco was fast simple and reliable, when they had faulty connection would always inofrm you. I will move to skyband by default I have not time for TNM nor Airtel for that matter.


Let’s hope you will improve your network coverage…

Bololo Wachitumbuka

Maybe ur internet can be better faster than before


Make an effort 2make cheaper to internet users in malawi internet is very expensive

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