Last year we donated our Global IoT SIM Cards to provide global connectivity for a trial of pioneering digital learning programmes for young adults living in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya which is run by the UNHCR, and home to more than 200,000 people.
Many of the young adults living in the camp had their education interrupted due to the Covid pandemic which, of course, impacts upon their economic future and life chances.
As a response, the Swiss EdTech start-up Beekee and University of Geneva’s InZone, developed a book-sized device which provides preloaded digital education materials and real-time interactive learning apps.
The Beekee Hub creates a wireless network so that students can access content inside the hub from the browser of their own smartphones, laptops and tablets.
The Beekee Hub acts as a last-mile relay and connects, on demand, to the Internet using Telecom26’s Global IoT SIM cards to download new material and to synchronize learning progress.
The Beekee Hub differentiator is that content and collaborative applications are always accessible within the device; and it is easy for young adults and their teachers to access.
You can read more about the trial in this news release: Telecom26 donates global SIM Cards for adult education programme field test in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp.
Telecom26 to provide more Global IoT SIM Cards
Following the success of the trial, we are delighted to announce that we are expanding our relationship with Beekee, the Swiss EdTech start-up behind the Kakuma trials.
Universities in emerging markets across Africa are evaluating the Beekee hubs including in Kenya, Malawi, Sudan and Uganda. All of them appreciate how quickly and easily the hubs can be deployed and maintained.
Unreliable bandwidth and patchy connectivity are problems encountered by digital education - and health - programmes operational across Africa, Asia and South America. Indeed, many well-meaning digital education programs have failed because of connectivity issues.
Telecom26’s Global IoT SIM cards were developed with the specific goal of improving connectivity in remote areas. They enable devices to automatically access and switch between multiple networks both in-country and across borders thus removing the need to worry about the coverage of a single MNO, or the existence of roaming alliances.
Telecom26 provides connectivity to digital health and education programmes in some of the most remote places in the world. Our Global IoT SIM cards provide our customers with access to 1100 cellular networks from over 650 mobile operators in more than 200 countries and territories.
For our customers, our global connectivity service and Global IoT SIM cards mean that, as well as seamless global connectivity which connects them to the best available network wherever they are in the world, they have just one contract, with one bill, one point of contact, and one set of SLAs.
We offer a full range of global connectivity options including 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, private networks, 2G, 3G and 4G, as well as offshore connectivity capabilities.
So please Get in touch to find out how Telecom26’s global connectivity service and Global IoT SIM cards can help keep your team connected, wherever they are in the world.