A boost for e-learning in Nigeria – from outer space

Spacecom, a satellite service provider and the owner and operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, together with its local partner in Nigeria, Intertel, and in partnership with Zinox, a leading Nigerian internet and e-learning service provider, has signed a multi-year contract to enable internet connectivity and e-learning solutions for schools in Nigeria.

Spacecom points out that it worked closely with its partners in Nigeria to bring this deal to fruition through utilization in C-Band high throughput (HTS) capacity on the AMOS-17 satellite.

Spacecom says its AMOS-17 digital and C-band HTS capabilities enable unique satellite efficiencies covering all of Nigeria with one single beam, compared to using multiple smaller beams as common with other HTS satellites.

The company adds that using these advanced technological advantages enables significant economic benefits and flexibilities, such as lower capex as well as cost-effective ongoing opex, materializing advantage all the way to the end customer over an excellent coverage of communities.

“We are excited to provide a more reliable service to Nigerian schools”, says Abolade Kazeem, head of technical operations at Zinox. “Using our network and learning equipment together with excellent satellite-based communication services via Spacecom, kids all over Nigeria will have access to quality education.”

He adds: “Zinox is now able to offer Ku-band and C-band services to its customers at a significant competitive advantage and at high speed while maintaining her current single hub.”

 

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