Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania are to receive US$151 million from the World Bank to improve their communication sectors. The funding is part of a wider project aimed at linking eastern and southern Africa to reliable and high-capacity communication services.
The region is the only one not fully connected to the world's broadband networks, and has low number of telephone and internet users, as well as high tariffs. Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania will receive US$20 million, US$31 million and US$100 million respectively. The project is expected to provide high-speed and cheaper internet access, and improve information, communications and technology for the countries.Source: Panos: London