Celcom deadline extended

The Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has extended the launch deadline of the new operator, Celcom, to April next year.

Celcom’s original deadline was the end of October.

In a notice signed by MACRA director general Charles Nsaliwa, MACRA says this follows Celcom's application for a six month extension of network roll out from 30 October 2012 to 28 April 2013.

The company cited lack of foreign exchange as a reason for its failure to meet thedeadline.

"The authority has therefore agreed to extend the network roll out period for six months from 31st October 2012 to 30th April 2013 to allow CELCOM provide public mobile telecommunications services within the said timeframe," said MACRA.

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