Pivotel, the Australia-based satellite telecom service provider has partnered with the not-for-profit firm Internet for Humanity to provide internet access and communication devices to households in the remote regions of Uganda.
Pivotel partnership is through its subsidiary company, Global Marine Networks (GMN). GMN will provide Redport Optimiser Premier units and provide ongoing support to the Internet for Humanity endeavors. The partnership will also see 18 new IT centers established in Uganda. In addition to IT, the centers will also support other sectors such as healthcare provision, education, and agriculture.
The internet connections Ugandans will be getting will be consists of highly compressed data. The hotspots data compression technology will aim at reducing the amount of data use while online. Some of the things that will be compressed include images and banners. The compression technology will give users as much as 80% data savings.
“We are committing over $13,000 of hardware and more again in ongoing services in the first phase of our partnership, which continues a 10-year relationship already valued at over $130,000, thanks to our newly acquired satellite data business, Global Marine Networks,” said Robert Sakker, the …read more