By Mc Donald Chapalapata, a Contributor.


Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL), a subsidiary of conglomerate Press Corporation plc, will host a two day Southern Africa Telecommunications (SATA) 20th Series of the annual Capacity and Traffic Southern Africa (CTSA) conference to be held in Lilongwe from Wednesday (26th February 2020).

MTL’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Harry Gombachika said the conference will bring together carriers, operators, service providers and cooperating partners and the telecommunications industry.

“The conference will create a treading platform where players in the different categories of telecommunications will have bilateral business discussions on various issues pertaining to telecoms capacity, roaming and traffic,” said Gombachika.

He added that this conference is important not only to MTL as a company, but to the country as telecommunications is one of the key drivers of the economy in any country.

According to information sourced on the SATA website (, CTSA was established by the industry to facilitate regional and global telecommunications capacity and traffic interconnection business among the operators and carriers.

“The forum focuses its activities around relationships, processes, standards and best practices. CTSA addresses regional roaming issues and is facilitating the implementation of SADC roaming by the operators,” reads a statement from the website.

The conference is expected to be officially opened by the Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology Mark Bottoman at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) and it has attracted participants from South Africa, Botswana, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the hosts Malawi.

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