SES, Softwire joins forces to tap Nigeria’s rural e-learning stakes

SES, Softwire joins forces to tap Nigeria’s rural e-learning stakes

SES, Softwire joins forces to tap Nigeria’s rural e-learning stakes

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SES a global satellite operator says it closed a multi-year contract with Softwire Digital Solutions, which will be using SES capacity to implement countrywide e-learning solutions in Nigeria.
Softwire Digital Solutions, a provider of IT and capacity building services in Nigeria, has been chosen by the Nigerian Government as one of several to implement a number of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects, the companies announced in a joint statement.
The project aims to bridge the digital and information gap that exists in the rural areas of Nigeria and provide more e-learning facilities to the underserved areas.
Under the plan Softwire will be utilizing capacity on SES’s NSS-10 satellite for the deployment of this ICT project, under the financing of the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF).

[blockquote right=”pull-right”]“Satellites have vast coverage and a reach that’s undaunted by mountain, desert, jungle or savannah. Digital communications and broadband Internet are increasingly important to Nigeria and the continent’s social and economic development.” [/blockquote]

SES, Softwire joins forces to tap Nigeria’s rural e-learning stakes

Dalo Edetanlen, CEO Softwire Digital Solutions Limited said “We are proud to be associated with SES, as they have the expertise and the technical know-how to help us achieve our goals in Nigeria,”
“Our partnership ensures that we will deliver quality service to our clients, particularly the USPF.  We hope to leverage this relationship to expand our business and become one of the leading ISPs in the country,” Edetanlen added
On his part, Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Senior Vice President, SES Commercial in Africa adds that, “many governments and public institutions on the continent have already begun to develop broadband policies to address this digital inequality, but again are hindered by costs, infrastructure and inaccessible, non-urban populations.”
According to him, ”satellites have vast coverage and a reach that’s undaunted by mountain, desert, jungle or savannah. Digital communications and broadband Internet are increasingly important to Nigeria and the continent’s social and economic development. Our satellite broadband technology is able to deliver a wide range of services across Nigeria’s non-urban population, to help drive growth and knowledge transfer” he adds.
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Kolade Akinola Technology Journalist at Technology Times Mobile: + 234 (0) 807 401 6027