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