SkyNet de Colombia and SES Networks Ramp Up Connectivity Services to Aid Worst-hit COVID-19 Colombian Amazonas Communities
Local residents, businesses, government entities and the San Rafael de Leticia Hospital in the Colombian Amazonas are experiencing efficient, reliable and high-performing Internet connectivity as Colombian services provider SkyNet and SES Networks extended their partnership and increased network capacity within days to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts. SkyNet leveraged SES Networks’ Signature Solutions to deliver connectivity services to the Colombian region with the highest COVID-19 infection rate and lowest internet penetration in the country, SES announced today.
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The Colombian Ministry of Telecommunications (MinTIC) selected SkyNet to install, operate and maintain five free Wi-Fi hotspots in Leticia to connect residents, as well as a high -speed dedicated broadband service for the local hospital’s medical and administrative teams to carry out telemedicine sessions and other eHealth activities to effectively respond to the crisis. These services are enabled by SES’s unique low-latency high-throughput O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellation, which delivers fibre-equivalent performance to support high-performance data networks and solutions – including cloud services and applications.
According to the MinTIC, the enhanced broadband connectivity service allows local medical staff to communicate with other health professionals in Colombia’s capital Bogotá or institutions around the world. They benefit from tele-consultation services, collaboration with remote teams for faster speed to diagnosis, treatments and follow-ups for patients in the area.
SkyNet has been leveraging SES’s O3b MEO services since 2015 to connect remote Colombian regions, when they first delivered high-speed internet access and fibre-like services in Leticia empowering the local community, businesses and tourism industry. Today, SkyNet has become the incumbent provider in the area delivering reliable connectivity services to hundreds of households and businesses in Leticia, while also enabling access to e-learning platforms for a significant number of local students who cannot travel to attend classes due to the impact of COVID-19.
Additionally, SkyNet is now also leveraging the geostationary SES-14 satellite to enable one Wi-Fi zone for residents, local business and the municipal mayor´s office in Puerto Nariño. This Wi-Fi zone is the local residents’ only way to connect to the Internet as their 2G mobile coverage does not support mobile broadband connectivity.
“Our responsibility and commitment is to have a Colombia that is Naturally Connected. We return to our project in the Amazonas where since 2015 we have linked Leticia’s population to the world helping promote tourism, the main source of income for its inhabitants,” said Diego Moreno Lugo CEO of SkyNet of Colombia. “Today, information and communication technologies bring access to education, remote work and even telemedicine, and it is evident that with the health crisis of COVID-19, remote Colombian regions are worst-hit due to the lack of connectivity. The O3b service experience we are giving is very close to fibre optics and it is the best answer in satellite technology today. It brings great social impact, since it expands opportunities for education and health, and it has been without a doubt a great advancement for this entire community. As a company, we are proud to connect those sometimes-forgotten places.”
“The COVID-19 crisis has impacted us all and we’re committed to doing our part to support our customers and the local communities they serve wherever possible,” said Omar Trujillo, Vice President of Sales for Fixed Data Americas at SES Networks. “By enabling SkyNet to deliver reliable, high-speed broadband connectivity to historically underserved communities, businesses and healthcare workers in the Amazon region when they need it most is extremely gratifying. We are glad that our services are keeping loved ones connected and enabling healthcare workers with tools that empower them to do their job.”
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SES has a bold vision to deliver amazing experiences everywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless connectivity around the world. As the leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially-proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. By leveraging a vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner to the world’s leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’s video network carries over 8,300 channels and has an unparalleled reach of 367 million households, delivering managed media services for both linear and non-linear content. The company is listed on Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges (Ticker: SESG). Further information is available at: www.ses.com.
About SkyNet de Colombia
SkyNet is a Colombian company with more than 20 years in the satellite telecommunications market. SkyNet creates solutions that help customers grow, even in the most remote places in the country; enabling them with the widest spectrum of satellite solutions, based on its own technology and also on services from world-leading providers.
By 2020 SkyNet has established as a priority to have a country where everyone is 'Naturally Connected', consolidating its portfolio with the development of the different Bands of services, an electromagnetic spectrum frequency used in satellite communications that implements more capacity, better coverage and affordable prices. More information: https://www.sky.net.co/
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