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Making public schools “future-proof” through Melita fibre upgrade

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Making public schools "future-proof" through Melita fibre upgradeMelita has been awarded a contract by the Ministry for Education to connect all government-owned education institutions in Gozo and Malta with dedicated fibre as part of a managed network.

Covering more than 100 institutions, Melita, in a statement said that, the upgrade will “future-proof ” Malta’s public schools, enabling them to leverage current, and new digital technologies by removing bottle necks associated with bandwidth.

“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,” said Harald Roesch, CEO at Melita.

He explained that, “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.”

The company explained that 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,” said Melita

Photo: Harald Roesch and Minister Evarist Bartolo after signing of Melita fibre agreement

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