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"Frequency Licenses FAQ" Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority: "Possession of a radio equipment without the approval of the Authority is an offence..." WLANs are not listed under either the "individual" or "general" licensing categories, nor are any other types of short-range device.
"Malawian ISP Skyband has implemented a Wi-Fi hotspot at its office in Blantyre and has offered use of it for free to all existing domestic and full internet, dial-up subscribers... This development is part of broader plans which include adding additional access points in Blantyre, Limbe and Lilongwe as well as deploying a Wi-MAX network in Blantyre..." ---BalancingAct News Update number 273 (20 September 2005).
"Telecommunications Reform in Malawi" by George R. G. Clarke, Frew A. Gebreab and Henry R. Mgombelo, World Bank Development Research Group, April 2003 (Working Paper 3036, 64 pages): "Clarke, Gebreab, and Mgombelo discuss sector performance before reform, details of the reform, the political motivation for reform, and events in the five years following the reform..."