[SatNews] "...service could truly change the lives of African people who live in more rural areas allowing more flexible pricing models and service capabilities...”
SES Broadband Services announced its latest satellite technology at eLearning Africa in Kampala last week. Two exclusive demonstrations showcased live streaming of an eLearning session in progress and the launch of a new satellite WiFi hot spot service.
SES Broadband Services, Eichstätt-lngolstadt University and the Permanent Centre for Education (PCE) of Uganda partnered for the exclusive demonstration which showed the co-operation between the German university project, Kuganda, and SES by allowing remote communication via satellite between a classroom and teachers.
“We are continuing to strengthen strategic partnerships with educational content and solution providers such as Teachers Media International (TMI) to offer unparalleled reach in African rural areas. The SES Broadband Services’ solution allows connectivity services at affordable prices, fast deployment and full coverage of large and dispersed areas,” said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. ”Other advantages are a low power consumption through solar powered equipment, and the ability to integrate creative learning and web-based tools.”
“The new WiFi hot spot service could truly change the lives of African people who live in more rural areas allowing more flexible pricing models and service capabilities,” continues Biewer. “We are committed to helping economic and sustainable growth in developing regions by innovating constantly to bridge the digital divide.”
With poor terrestrial infrastructure and low Internet penetration across Africa, SES enables schools across the region to benefit from eLearning facilities. For more information about SES’ work in Africa, please visit.