Capital Finance International has named TNM the best mobile operator in the South Eastern Africa region.
Making the announcement, Jackie Chapman, Production Director for Capital Finance said the judging panel ranked TNM highly as an important driver of Malawi’s sustained development through its cutting edge innovative offerings in the internet space.
According to Chapman, TNM rolled out its state-of-the-art 4G LTE network that ensures fast and reliable connections in Lilongwe and the surrounding area which has now expanded to include Malawi’s four main urban areas, including Blantyre, Mzuzu, and Zomba and the company is now well on track to offer nationwide coverage.
“The 4G LTE platform offers users not only access to services previously unavailable—such as video conferencing and streaming—but also offers significant cost savings. TNM has spared no effort at streamlining its interaction with customers, simplifying procedures, and eliminating bureaucracy in a successful attempt to better engage with customers and improve overall user experience,” Chapman said.
TNM Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Stevenson, said it was an honour and source of inspiration to be recognised internationally.
“As TNM, we feel honoured that our efforts of providing superior mobile network and ICT services are recognised internationally. This award gives us inspiration to continue providing innovative products and services,” Stevenson said.
Stevenson said TNM as a Malawian company will remain committed to offer tailor-made products and services in the country.
The Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (Macra) has since described the recognition as an honour that extends to the whole country.
“This recognition is not only great news to TNM but to Macra and the country as a whole as it is a direct response to the outcome of the national ICT policy which is to have a vibrant ICT industry that will facilitate the development of ICT products and services as well invigorating others industries,” Macra said in a statement.
Macra further said the economy can grow rapidly and diversity through participation in the information society.
“We would, therefore, want to see TNM maintaining its hardworking sprit and professionalism in ICT innovations that would turn Malawi into knowledge-based economy and information-rich society.” says Macra.
Capital Finance International is a London based print journal that is an authority on global market insights, trends and economic convergence. It detects and analyses topics that shape the global debate and affect the world’s market.