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Paratus connects rural school in Namibia

October 18, 2019 • Company News, Education, Southern Africa

Paratus Namibia announced on Friday, 18 October 2019, that it has provided the Kwakwas Primary school with Internet access through its range of VSAT products – as part of its commitment to empower future generations. The school also received a sponsorship of 20 Lenovo tablets from Tacoma Sunrise Rotary Club in the US.

Kwakwas Primary School is a rural school situated approximately 27km north-west of Rehoboth. It has four staff members that teach 69 grade 1 – 7 learners from the San and surrounding farming community.

Paratus Namibia MD, Andrew Hall says, “the school has no internet connectivity and it is further complicated by the location of the school. As Namibians, we at Paratus are very passionate about our country and its people and believe that the education of our children is vital to empowering the upcoming younger generations.”

Paratus offers VSAT solutions for all regions in Namibia as well as a pan-African satellite footprint. It can connect any business (lodge, guest farm, mine) to the internet using affordable VSAT technology and reliable quality bandwidth – making it the perfect solution for remote areas seeking Internet.

The VSAT service is provided, operated and managed through Paratus Namibia’s own in-country VSAT hub. This means that the traffic stays within Namibia and is not landed at an international hub and routed back to Namibia, thus shortening the round-trip time for data access.

“The school is therefore now able to make optimal use of the tablets that were received,” concludes Hall.

Edited by Jenna Cook

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