Malawi is still considered one of the least developed and poor countries in the world, but in recent years the economic situation in the country has improved significantly. This left a favorable imprint on the state of the telecommunications market. The network infrastructure has been upgraded, including in cellular communication segment. The population is more than 19.7 million people; there is also a high rate in this area. By doing a voice termination business in Malawi, you can make a profit of $400 per channel and more.
At the moment, the cellular communication penetration rate in this African country is 44%, which is equal to 8.57 million connections. Although this figure remains low when compared with the average in Africa, this shows that there is a lot of voice traffic concentrated there. There is a duopoly in the mobile sector of Malawi. There are two main GSM operators - Airtel and TNM. There are also other, small mobile operators, but they have very poor coverage.
SIM cards in Malawi are cheap - they cost about 70 cents each. However, one can face difficulties trying to buy new starting plans. In 2017, a campaign was launched in the country for the mandatory registration of prepaid cards to prevent mobile fraud. From 2018, all cards are subject to mandatory registration by law. Therefore, you will be asked to present your passport at the point of purchase of a SIM card. We recommend finding a person in Malawi who will supply you with new cards registered in someone's name.
Malawi’s local calling rates are as follows: $0.09 per minute (if you call the numbers of the operator whose services you use) and $ 0.11 per minute (if you call the numbers of other operators). If you run the gsm gateway ethernet for 5 hours a day, your minimum profit will be $400 from each gateway port.