Antamina, one of the major copper/zinc mines in the world, has selected Gilat Satellite Networks 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 four-year project, thousands of students and teachers will gain access to training and educational resources, as well as laptop computers and other connected devices.
Manuel Ruiz-Herrera, Senior Health and Education Supervisor at Antamina Mining Company, said: “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. 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.”
Arieh Rohrstock, Corporate SVP and General Manager, Gilat Peru, added: “We’re very proud to be chosen by Antamina to provide a four-year e-learning project that includes the implementation and operation of a data centre backhauled with terrestrial and satellite communication. While overseeing the entire project, we will provide communications, devices, training, and digital education content. It’s projects like these that highlight how Gilat’s technology and expertise are bridging the digital divide for a better tomorrow.”