Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), September 6, 2023. Within the framework of Andicom 2023, the International ICT Congress, and the most important space for conversation on Digital Transformation in Colombia and Latin America, AXESS Networks and Hispasat delivered to the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications of Colombia, MinTIC, two complete tele-education solutions supported with satellite technology for two schools in Riosucio (Cauca) and Puerto Colombia (Guainia).
The tele-education solution delivered consists of 7 main components necessary for a correct adoption and integration into the digital transformation.
The first is connectivity through Hispasat’s state-of-the-art satellites, which provide broadband internet and host the tele-education system server. The second component, Digital Classrooms, which consist of laptops and tablets with their respective charging cabinet and educational software previously installed on these devices, as well as digital boards, is enabled in rural schools.
The third component, which is an integral part of this solution, consists of maintaining an accompaniment to the digital transformation of the community, through ICT training for teachers, socialization with students, parents, and the nearby community. In this way, the appropriation of technology is guaranteed in an adequate, effective, and continuous manner over time.
Likewise, the fourth component is a free community WiFi zone for people outside the school, which provides educational content for everyone and facilitates access to government applications online.
The fifth component guarantees the power supply of the solution through the implementation of solar panels. The sixth component consists of a control panel that, by means of a web application, allows parameterization and autonomous administration of the network, housing relevant information on the browsing behavior of users at each installed point, thus making it possible to monitor the process of technological appropriation and guide new actions that facilitate and complete the integration of users in this academic solution.
As the last component of this donation, the entire deployment for the installation, operation, and support of the technology is provided, with the support of a permanent help desk and warranty and maintenance of all components.
This donation has no cost for schools or for MINTIC and promotes the closing of the digital divide with a rapidly deployable solution that can be scaled nationally, to integrate all children in the most remote areas of Colombia.
About AXESS Netwoks:
AXESS Networks is a leader in satellite telecommunications solutions. It provides turnkey solutions tailored to the individual requirements of its customers. AXESS Networks, now part of the HISPASAT group, was founded in 2019 from two well-established companies in Europe and Latin America. It operates and owns its teleports in Germany, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. AXESS Networks offers an exceptional quality of service to its customers wherever and whenever they need it. In 2021, AXESS was the Independent Teleport of the Year according to the WTA (World Teleport Association). Today, AXESS Networks has a team of more than 200 employees, operating around 9,000 sites in more than 50 countries on four continents. www.axessnet.com
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Hispasat works with the objective of helping citizens to overcome the digital divide and promote sustainable development in society. It is the main communications bridge between Europe and America as a provider of broadband and connectivity services through its companies in Spain and Latin America, where its Brazilian subsidiary Hispamar is located. It is also a leader in the broadcasting and distribution of audiovisual content in Spanish and Portuguese, including the transmission of Direct to Home Television (DTH) and High-Definition Television (HDTV) digital platforms. Hispasat is the main driver of innovation in the Spanish aerospace sector and is committed to sustainability throughout its value chain. These activities make it one of the world’s leading companies in terms of revenue in its sector. www.hispasat.com
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