BLANTYRE--Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL), Malawi’s leading fixed telecommunications services provider, has unveiled a new technology called WiMax as the company continues to provide its data customers with modern services.
WiMAX, which stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access is an IP based, wireless access broadband technology.
The announcement was made to mark the commercialisation of the technology, MTL Acting Chief Executive Officer Elias Imaan said.
Customers can now enjoy wireless broadband internet access services in the comfort of their homes, offices or on the move through WiFi.
WiMAX is being rolled out in phases with the first phase launched on May 2 covering the Central Business Districts (CBDs) and some suburbs of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. The second phase which is scheduled for Q4 2012 will fully cover Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu Cities before rolling out to other districts.
This means MTL now has three access technologies – WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access), CDMA (Code Divisional Multiple Access) and DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) ensuring that customers (both businesses and individuals) have access to services across the country.
Since WiMAX is wireless it’s services are easier and faster to deploy.
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