SES PARTNERS WITH SOFTWIRE TO BRING E-LEARNING SOLUTIONS TO RURAL COMMUNITIES IN NIGERIA
SES and Softwire Digital Solutions introduce high speed data connectivity for computer literacy programme
LUXEMBOURG/LAGOS, 7 October 2015 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites, today announced a multi-year contract with Softwire Digital Solutions who will be utilising SES capacity to implement countrywide e-learning solutions in Nigeria.
Softwire Digital Solutions, a provider of IT and capacity building services in Nigeria, has been chosen by the Nigerian Government as one of several to implement a number of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects, with the aim to bridge the digital and information gap that exists in the rural areas of Nigeria and provide more e-learning facilities to the underserved areas. Softwire will be utilising capacity on SES’s NSS-10 satellite for the deployment of this ICT project, under the financing of the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF).
“We are proud to be associated with SES, as they have the expertise and the technical know-how to help us achieve our goals in Nigeria,” commented Dalo Edetanlen, CEO Softwire Digital Solutions Limited. “Our partnership ensures that we will deliver quality service to our clients, particularly the USPF. We hope to leverage this relationship to expand our business and become one of the leading ISPs in the country,” Edetanlen concluded.
“Many governments and public institutions on the continent have already begun to develop broadband policies to address this digital inequality, but again are hindered by costs, infrastructure and inaccessible, non-urban populations. Satellites have vast coverage and a reach that’s undaunted by mountain, desert, jungle or savannah. Digital communications and broadband Internet are increasingly important to Nigeria and the continent’s social and economic development. Our satellite broadband technology is able to deliver a wide range of services across Nigeria’s non-urban population, to help drive growth and knowledge transfer,” added Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Senior Vice President, SES Commercial in Africa.
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SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
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About Softwire Digital Solution
Softwire Digital Solution is a foremost provider of Information Technology and Capacity Building Services to organizations. We design, customize and support various solutions; our approach is geared at developing a reliable and scalable Information framework that provides standard services required for your day to day operations.
Our skill transfer and capacity building programmes are designed and tailored to suite the need for all tier of workforce. A framework that serves as a guideline for every technological investment you make, from basic acquisitions as workstation hardware \ software options; network services messaging suites, to 3rd party services as Internet Access and Application development \ integration.
Our aim is to make our clients more competitive by providing them with a complete solution that reduces their costs, increases service levels, and allows then to focus human and capital resources on their core businesses. We provide tailor made solutions based on close development process with clients. www.softwireng.com