- Satellite Evolution
Antamina selects Gilat for multimillion dollar E-learning project
Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that Antamina, one of the largest copper/zinc mines in the world, selected Gilat for a multimillion-dollar e-learning project in the Municipality of San Marcos, a rural area near the Antamina mine in Peru.
Gilat will deploy terrestrial and VSAT backhauling for connectivity and provide services to schools in San Marcos. Through the 4-year project, thousands of students and teachers will gain access to training and educational resources, as well as laptop computers and other connected devices.
“Gilat’s technology and expertise will be used to enable connectivity and e-learning for the benefit of 265 teachers and directors of the 33 primary and secondary educational institutions, as well as more than 3,000 students in the district of San Marcos,” said Manuel Ruiz-Herrera, Senior Health and Education Supervisor at Antamina Mining Company. “Our goal, through articulated work between Antamina, the District Municipality of San Marcos, and the Huari Local Educational Management Unit, is to transform the educational methodology by contributing to the improvement of digital skills of the next generation.”
“We’re very proud to be chosen by Antamina to provide a 4-year e-learning project that includes the implementation and operation of a data center backhauled with terrestrial and satellite communication. While overseeing the entire project, we will provide communications, devices, training, and digital education content,” said Arieh Rohrstock, Corporate SVP and General Manager, Gilat Peru. “It’s projects like these that highlight how Gilat’s technology and expertise are bridging the digital divide for a better tomorrow.”