Open Connect Limited (OCL) has been awarded a contract to provide National Connectivity to institutions of higher learning in the country.
The WiFi services will be provided in seven Institutions under the University of Malawi and Mzuzu University.
On the other hand, CMC Technologies, CompuTech Business Services Limited and Computer Automation have been awarded contracts for Campus Wi-Fi under Malawi Research Education Network (MAREN) program.
This is an initiative through the Digital Malawi Project, with financing from the International Development Association of the World Bank, whose aim include promoting broadband
deployment, increasing broadband adoption and usage as well as ensure, availability of broadband services at affordable prices.
This initiative extends to MAREN whose mandate is to provide affordable connectivity to all public and private universities in Malawi.
According to Public Private Partnership Commission Acting CEO, Audrey Mwala, the projects will go a long way in improving e-services in the country.