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Malawi: Huawei Lauds Government For Success On National Fibre Backbone Project

Huawei Malawi Country Director, Wan Wei has applauded the Malawian Government for successfully carrying out the National Fibre Backbone Project and bringing into operations, the Malawi Digital Broadcast Network Limited (MDBNL) which will be responsible for managing the digital migration process across the country.

Wei who was excited that Huawei implemented the project, expresses great satisfaction with the level of commitment and skill displayed by the engineers in Malawi on Monday in Lilongwe after Parliamentary Committee on Media, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) visited Dowa to tour the installations for MDBNL and the Fibre project.

The Country Director said everything is in good hands and at the same time indicated that Huawei would be available for support services when needed because of the ever-advancing technologies in the world.

Wei said: "As a contractor, we are delighted that Malawi can manage the projects on its own without day to day involvement of us. This progress shows that the skill transfer and training we gave to the engineers were useful."

Wei hinted that this project would improve internet connectivity and broadcast quality in the country and would result in the reduction of the price of internet connectivity in the nation.

Chairperson of the Committee and Member of Parliament for Dowa North East, Samuel Kawale, said the project would enable citizens and residents have access more affordable internet connectivity, tune in to various television and radio stations.

He pointed out that since his committee is playing an oversight role on Information Communication and Technology (ICT) related issues their visit to see the progress on the Digital Satellite equipment installation comes as a way of complementing and supplementing Standing Orders as laid down by the Malawi National Assembly.

Kawale said: "We went to the Malawi Digital Broadcasting transmitters located at the highest peak of Dowa mountain, where they are transmitting TV signals to all districts in the central region."

The Chairperson out of 14 transmitters to be installed in the country, this is transmitter number eight.





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