Direct to handset #d2d satellite technology, has the potential to transform world education.
The transformation includes allowing all children to access education.
Currently, millions of children don’t have access to education.
This lack of access disproportionately affects girls and women.
Traditional Mobile (cell) Phones work by having nearby Cell Towers.
These Cell Towers connect the user’s phone to the network, by sending and receiving radio signals between the tower and the handset.
The problem with this traditional approach is that according to satellite operator Lynk Global, only 10% of the world is served by Cell Towers.
Covering the remaining 90% of the earth’s surface, using traditional infrastructure is uneconomic.
This matters, as it’s also uneconomic to install Internet cables underground.
This means that there is still a third of the world, that is not yet connected.
Not being connected to phone calls and the Internet, means that remote communities remain isolated.
It also means that these communities are at a significant disadvantage when it comes educational opportunities.
One of the challenges facing the world is a lack of trained teachers.
This results in students underperforming, in many countries, compared to other more developed ones.
Direct-to-handset connectivity delivers worldwide coverage, of both voice and Internet data.
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