6.8 C
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Starlink launches satellite internet service in Rwanda


Related stories

WHO hosts the first forum on traditional medicine

The World Health Organization will convene its first summit...

Despite profit-taking, the price of oil still records a weekly rise

As the dollar rose and oil speculators took profits...

Kenya bans churches after allegations of killing worshipers who were starved

According to a government document made public on Friday,...

The ICT Ministry of Rwanda says that 500 schools in the country will test a SpaceX satellite service after its launch on February 22.

The project is part of a larger plan to bring high-speed internet to parts of the country that don’t have it.

It’s anticipated that students and teachers in Rwanda will have access to educational resources and digital tools thanks to the satellite-based internet that billionaire Elon Musk’s high-speed satellite internet project will soon be able to offer. This February is when the program is anticipated to start.

This will significantly improve education, especially for a school like this that lacks dependable internet access.

Read Also  CEO of Google asked employees to devote two to four hours to helping to improve and 'dogfood' its Bard chatbot

We still have a problem with not having enough digital devices for all of our students, as this school has 1405 students but only 136 devices. Isaac Ruganza, according to EP Kimihurura, the principal.

Starlink is a satellite internet service that offers high-speed internet access to places with little to no connectivity using a network of low Earth orbit satellites.

The service has the potential to bring dependable, fast internet to remote and rural locations, making it an important tool for enhancing access to economic opportunities, healthcare, and education in underserved areas.

It’s difficult to connect to the internet where I live, so having access to the Internet at school would be beneficial. I could use that to my academic advantage.

Read Also  West African group supports'standby' military force for Niger

There are currently 6,756 schools in the nation, including primary, secondary, and TVET institutions. About 3,000 schools are among them. After the Starlink Internet goes live, the Rwandan government wants to see a decrease in these figures.

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome & exclusive content in your inbox, every week.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

InsiderBLM Africa
InsiderBLM Africahttp://insiderblm.com
InsiderBLM Africa shares deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals happening in Africa.


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest stories