Schools in remote areas empowered by CONNECTme NOW services
MEASAT Global Berhad is now connecting close to 600 school sites in remote locations nationwide through its CONNECTme NOW high-speed wireless satellite broadband services, in line with its commitment to provide greater access to connectivity for education, especially in underserved rural communities.
“The CONNECTme NOW model is ideal for locations with little or no terrestrial connectivity and provides equitable access and lower costs per school. MEASAT is pleased to collaborate with Maxis to expand high-speed satellite broadband coverage to more schools through our CONNECTme NOW service. In this era when internet connectivity is a basic utility like water and electricity, satellite broadband can bridge the digital divide for the remaining 3 percent of Malaysians in remote areas without telecommunications infrastructure,” said Ganendra Selvaraj, MEASAT’s Chief Commercial Officer.
The CONNECTme NOW service can dynamically allocate bandwidth on demand. As the quota allocation is provided on a per user basis, schools with populations of any size – small or large, can easily scale up using this architecture, addressing potential bandwidth congestion. The Internet connectivity services will benefit teachers and students by offering download speeds of up to 100Mbps per location. Beyond the allocated quota for the school, additional quota can be purchased on a per user basis to meet personal consumption demands. The service is supported by MEASAT’s 24x7 Network Management Centre as well as an established local distributor network.
Satellite broadband capacity is ideal for providing rapid, ubiquitous communications networks that are independent of geographical barriers or terrestrial infrastructure. It is suitable for very remote locations that are difficult to access, or in terrains that are less feasible for normal terrestrial services or mobile towers.
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