Malawi is in the process of introducing a national broadband strategy according to the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA). The aim of the strategy will be to lay out how the Southern Afrikan country will provide an all-inclusive and coordinated network across the country.
Interconnect Communications has been contracted by Malawi's government to develop the national broadband strategy which, it is expected, will take about 5-6 months to complete.
“As we are all aware, no economy can ignore the utilization of ICT in a modern economy, therefore the government of Malawi plans to accelerate the development of ICT to improve access to government services as well as to reduce infrastructure costs,” said Godfrey Itaye, Director General for MACRA.
Itaye added that as part of MACRA’s mandate, it is to ensure that reliable and affordable telecommunications connectivity services were provided throughout the Malawi and developing a national broadband strategy will help with this.
Image Credit: Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (2015).