TNM, enters into partnership with other players to diversify its internet


Telecommunications player, TNM, has entered into partnerships with three other players in the region to diversify its internet supply sources, in the process increasing its capacity.

The three are MTN Zambia which will provide 10 gigabits per second, Telecom Namibia which brings 20 gigabits per second, and TMCel from Mozambique with another 10 gigabits per second.

TNM Chief Executive Officer, Michel Hebert said during a press briefing that the new routes will ensure that the company’s internet is more resilient and stable in the event of similar outages in the future.

“We have fully restored the internet supply. We have actually doubled our supply capacity to 80 gigabits per second. So, that means every Malawian today is experiencing a far better quality than before this crisis happened last week.

“Customers can get speeds minimum of 100 megabits per second on 4G, which is a record, even in remote areas,” Hebert said.

Last week, undersea cable cuts affected the company’s ability to supply internet to its customers.

The Internet allows people more affordable and efficient access to basic amenities such as education, health care, public safety, and government services by Affording people opportunities to participate in online learning and distance education.

Challenges that can occur because of network downtime include the following: Employees can’t connect to applications. Employees can’t connect with each other. Businesses can’t serve customers.

The modern power grid relies on the internet to coordinate power plants and electricity substations. Without it, each country’s national grid has become unbalanced, and local outages escalate into a blackout for most of the world. Gas pipelines have shut down since they rely on power and the internet.

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