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Sky-high mobile costs in Malawi

Africa is often considered the new frontier for the world's mobile phone companies. The opportunities to attract new customers are much higher in Africa than they are in the saturated markets of the United States and Europe.

But there is a dilemma.

In poorer African countries, most people cannot afford even the cheapest mobile phones.

And the most unaffordable place in the world to own one is Malawi, where a recent study shows that services cost half the average monthly wage.

The BBC's Emmanuel Igunza reports for Africa Business Report.

  • 20 Feb 2015