Bingu National Stadium will stream live matches on big screens following installation of K78 million Huawei multi-service access node (MSAN) equipment.
The equipment, also known as multi-service access gateway (MSAG) has been installed using funds from government, according to Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower development Henry Mussa.
Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) project manager Francis Pindani said the equipment has 200 telephone lines, 32 ports and a 3 kilometre optical fibre.
He said: “With this equipment, people can watch live matches on big screens anywhere in the country without necessarily coming to the stadium just like was the case when South Africa hosted the World Cup.
“It provides extended TV coverage to urban centres. The equipment also provide internet to the stadium which stadium management will be able to make revenue from. It also provide broadband internet.”
He said soccer fans now can also stream live the games on their mobile phones using their mobile service providers.
MTL acting CEO Gladson Kuyeri assured the minister of uninterrupted network service describing the equipment as very reliable.
“We have three links, two from Mozambique and one from Tanzania as such there will be uninterrupted network,” he said.
Mussa thanked MTL for the professional work. n