Internet Access in Malawi
The internet is still expensive in Malawi, although mobile (cell) phone coverage has increased, including the 4G network.
You’ll find several internet cafes in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu and most towns. Wi-Fi is also available in cities and larger towns, as well as at many resort areas and smaller villages, however, in rural areas access is better with mobile phone or dongles (portable modems) provided by the mobile phone companies.
Internet bundles can be purchased for smartphones through both TNM and Airtel. For those carrying their own laptop, Skyband has established over 150 Wi-Fi hotspots around Malawi Wi-Fi (including all units in the Sunbird Hotel chain) – see (www.skyband.mw) for full details of hotspots.