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SES Making A Difference In Africa Through satellite power for e-health and e-education


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SES has delivered satellite solutions and services to help increase access to e-health and e-education in non-urban areas. It has also technologically furnished customers with its installer training programme Elevate and the launch of a teleport in East Africa and a digital television platform in West Africa.

In partnership with Luxembourg Government, SES has launched the SATMED an e-Health platform that will ensure that public health in emerging and developing countries, most significantly in isolated areas with poor connectivity will be improved. As of now the platform has began rolling in Sierra Leone.

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SATMED will provide a range of e-health services at different levels such as; satellite connectivity for remote areas with no internet connectivity, e-health and m-health tools developed with the support of doctors, tools developed by international communities for providing universal access to e-care, e-learning, e-health administration, and e-health financing.

The satellite company has also launched a teleport in Djibouti which acts as a gateway to East Africa, supporting the continent’s growing demand for modern telecommunication solutions by linking Africa, Europe and Asia.

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The SES launch of the new digital TV platform in West Africa offers media and broadcasters end-to-end services such as contribution, premium regional capacity on 28.2° East and ground services to help achieve digital migration, and distribute high-quality television across urban and non-urban areas, reliably and affordably.

The SES Elevate training programme, in partnership with SES customer TNTSat Africa, the newly launched Free-to-View video platform in West Africa, is currently training thousands of satellite installers across Mali and neighbouring French speaking countries. This regional skills initiative supports SES and TNTSat Africa’s digitalisation goal for West Africa.

The SES Elevate programme, in partnership with SES customer Platco, also trained 100 OpenView HD (OVHD) Super Installers this year in South Africa. These Super Installers are now equipped to train other installers as the national demand for OVHD increases, and create much-needed jobs in the country.

Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, SVP for Commercial Africa at SES, says, “SES’s investment on the continent is helping to provide greater access to information, healthcare and education. I am also heartened by the incredible roll out of our e-learning and e-health platforms that show how technology is helping Africa develop its future.”

SES is a satellite operator with a fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organizations worldwide.

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Caroline Vutagwa
Caroline Vutagwa
Minding my own business is not enough for me that's why you will always find me minding Africa's Businesses as well as Technology and of course letting you know about it. Talk to me on [email protected]

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