ComClark Network and Technology Corp., an ICT company led by businessman Dennis Uy, has announced it formed a partnership with European firm SES to use the latter’s SES-9 satellite in delivering educational content to students and educators in remote Philippine schools.

More than 2,000 participating schools in far-flung locations all over the country are slated to benefit from the high-speed connectivity via satellite for voice, video, and data applications. ComClark will utilize the Ku-band capacity of the SES-9 satellite for simulcasting educational materials and related content to these schools.

According to Dennis Uy, the project aims to ensure quality education for school children no matter where they are in the country. Meanwhile, SES vice president Harsh Verma is positive their satellite technology can provide schools a remote access solution that is reliable and affordable.

Internet connectivity remains a challenge for online classes in the Philippines, whose population happens to be among the most “internet poor” worldwide.

Source: SES

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  1. This is great news, just the way such technologies should be used in our time. I am pleased when they simplify access to knowledge, especially in those regions where it is difficult to do so.