Open Connect Limited (OCL) is a new company that was incorporated on 9th March 2016 following business unbundling in Malawi Telecommunication Limited and thereafter registration of the same as a separate special vehicle to manage, develop and maintain the fiber Network. Malawi Telecommunications Limited resolved to register and incorporate OCL as 100% owned subsidiary to house Fiber Optic Cable infrastructure business assets. OCL therefore houses the largest fiber network in Malawi that encompasses the main Telecommunication carrier backbone across Malawi and also inter-boarder crossings. For easy access into the backbone the network includes fiber metros in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
Open Connect Limited was established to offer wholesale capacity services to all Telecommunications providers, ISPs, Broadcasters and corporate customers and hence it is established to work as a National backbone to all players. And thus providing the much required wholesale broadband services to all players and hence offering flexibility to the dynamic Telecommunication industry. On top of that it gives Malawi Telecommunications Limited, the mother company an opportunity to concentrate and compete effectively with other service providers on end user service provisioning on the market.
Open Connect Limited (OCL) has its own board of Directors and is running as a separate entity. OCL has been established as a commercial and self-sustainable business for the development of fiber network in Malawi.
As a wholesale provider of Telecommunications carrier services, OCL provides services to all retail Telecommunication companies, ISPs and Broadcasters already in existence in Malawi. OCL does not sell directly to end users.
For companies with Offices around the Globe, OCL promises very good, high availability WAN connection to their other offices around the globe. This offers better option to the customer as they only have one point of contact. It is easier for OCL to provide International WAN connectivity because of the relations the company has with neighboring countries and beyond. Currently OCL is offering such services to other customers with satisfaction.