Inmarsat rolls out Smart City solutions in Africa

Internet of Things

Internet of Things

From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda
KIGALI, (CAJ News) – INMARSAT, the global mobile satellite communications services firm, is to accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City solutions in Africa.
It aims to provide the foundations for a more sustainable future.
The company has announced the commencement of its Smart Cities Education Programme, a range of initiatives designed to educate and empower the next generation of students and entrepreneurs in the continent.
The programme, which has been launched initially in Rwanda, but to be replicated in other countries in the continent, aims to accelerate the deployment of IoT and smart city solutions, providing the foundations for a more sustainable future.
Coinciding with Smart Africa’s Transform Africa Summit 2017, the programme will expose young Rwandans to the transformational capabilities of IoT.
“These types of initiatives are about overcoming the challenges Rwanda faces by providing students and the next generation of entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools they need to create a more sustainable future,” said Paul Gudonis, President, Inmarsat Enterprise.
It will include a three-month student internship, an IoT boot camp for students and entrepreneurs as well as a partnership with the winner of Rwanda’s 2016 Ms Geek competition.
In addition to providing knowledge, mentoring and coaching, Inmarsat and Actility have deployed infrastructure around the city of Kigali for an initial period of a year, which will provide an IoT network for students to explore ideas and enable them to deploy their innovative ideas in the a real-life environment.

– CAJ News

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