SES, a Luxembourg-based satellite and terrestrial telecommunications network provider, has partnered with ComClark Network and Technology Corp. by businessman Dennis Anthony Uy to provide thousands of Filipino educators with high-speed satellite connectivity to deliver content to more than 2,000 remote schools across the country.
Content delivered via SES’s SES-9 satellite will provide students with equal access to quality education, even to those in the most remote locations.
As part of the partnership with SES, ComClark will access the Ku-band capacity of the SES-9 satellite via its own teleport and connectivity technologies for voice, video and data applications to connect the data center and simultaneously broadcast educational materials and programs to all participating audiences. schools across the country.
Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, delivering a quality education to all students nationwide has been a priority as schools transition to the “new normal” of remote learning.
This involved the distribution of self-study modules integrated with alternative learning modalities such as online, blended, television and radio instruction, all of which, along with other delivery modes, require reliable broadband services and consistent.
With over 7,000 islands, land connectivity across the Philippines is both expensive and difficult. However, satellite network connectivity is a cost-effective and reliable alternative to extend or supplement terrestrial communications, especially in hard-to-reach areas.
“We are delighted to be working with SES on our first project to provide educational content to schools in the Philippines.
SES’s satellite communications services allow us to connect schools even in the most remote towns and cities and provide quality learning opportunities to schoolchildren across the country,” said Dennis Anthony Uy, Chief Executive Officer. from ComClark.
Uy is also the Managing Director of Converge ICT Solutions, one of the leading high-speed fixed broadband operators in the Philippines.
“Reliable broadband service is essential for educational content to reach all school children in the Philippines, wherever they are, so that each of them can benefit from the opportunities provided by a quality education,” said Uy.
“The collaboration with ComClark in the Philippines shows how SES satellite technology can provide reliable and affordable connectivity even in the most remote locations, giving students in these 2,000 schools equal access to quality education. We are delighted to work with ComClark and to have played a role in ensuring quality education in the Philippines,” said Harsh Verma, Vice President of Asian Network Sales at SES.