Education via satellite is part of numerous public programmes that extend digital teaching materials to schools situated in rural areas where terrestrial infrastructure is lacking. It helps provide equal access to education for all pupils, regardless of access to brick-and-mortar schools.
This educational revolution today reaches where broadband connectivity via terrestrial networks is not reliable or not available at all. In these areas the role of satellite in the education sector becomes increasingly important.
In the January issue of SatellitePro ME, Koen Willems, Market Director Government and Defense at Newtec, provides insights on how (satellite) connectivity can help education.