Malawi Launches $23m fibre backbone project

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has launched the country’s US$23 million national fibre backbone project.

The project will be implemented by Huawei Technologies and ESCOM (Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi) across the country’s 28 districts and seeks to integrate government operating systems, increase internet accessand address mobile communication challenges – particularly within rural areas.

The optic fibre cables will be deployed on ESCOM power transmission lines.

Mutharika said the project will lead to enhanced connected and overall efficiency of Integrated Financial Management and Information System (IFMIS), Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS), and the Immigration and National Registration and Identification System.

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