JOHANNESBURG, South Africa-In an effort to provide affordable communication services to its country, the central African country of Malawi has launched a Global System for Mobile communications network, Nokia Corp. announced.
The network, named “Call Point 900,” is a joint project between Telekom Malasia Malawi and Telekom Networks Malawi. The system will cover Blantyre, Lilongwe, Zombe and Mzuzu. Telekom Networks, the sole network operator, estimates the subscriber base will reach 5,000 by the end of the year. Nokia said GSM is up and running in South Africa and Namibia, with Zimbabwe to follow shortly.
Telekom Networks already has received its first shipment of Nokia’s 2110 handsets and plans to place orders in the future, Nokia said.