The Ministry of Education has awarded Melita a contract to connect all government-owned education institutions with dedicated fibre as part of a managed network.
The upgrade, covering more than 100 institutions, will future-proof Malta’s public schools, enabling them to leverage current, and new digital technologies by removing bottle necks associated with bandwidth.
Harald Roesch, CEO at Melita Limited, said, “This project is important for Melita, not because of its scale but most importantly because of the impact it will have on our children’s education. The new network will, in fact, allow the technology team within the Ministry of Education to manage and deliver services to all sites seamlessly and more efficiently, helping to make both teaching and learning more engaging and rewarding. As a forward-looking organisation which takes inspiration from the needs of our customers to invest in the right infrastructure to connect them to the services they need, being awarded this contract is very satisfying.”
The contract award follows a public call to telecommunications operators issued last year which was won by Melita. More than half the schools will be connected as from the beginning of the 2019-20 scholastic year, with rest of the schools being enabled by January 2020.