Ericsson has launched a new broadband project in Ethiopia, in a bid to improve Internet services in the country’s schools.
The global telecommunications company said it would like to bring voice and data communications to the Millennium Village Project (MVP) in Koraro, a remote part of northern Ethiopia, as a way of increasing understanding and access to Internet for schools.
“With access to 3G connectivity more than 4,000 students and their teachers at two schools involved in the Connect To Learn initiative will now have access to modern learning and teaching resources through Ericsson’s cloud-computing platform,” a company statement read.
“In addition, community health workers in the Millennium Villages will be using mobile phones provided by Sony Mobile and broadband access provided by Ericsson to deliver healthcare services to households and collect health information for improved monitoring.”
This new project by Ericsson will also include delivery and installation of netbooks and wireless terminals that will facilitate access to online educational resources, as well as ICT skills training.