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SES and ESMT Launch Satellite Installer Training Course in Senegal

By | October 13, 2016
      Participants of the SES Elevate satellite installer training course outside ESMT.

      Participants of the SES Elevate satellite installer training course outside ESMT. Photo: SES

      [Via Satellite 10-13-2016] SES along with its local partner Ecole Superieure Multinationale des Telecommunications (ESMT) located in Dakar, have announced the launch of the SES Elevate satellite installer training course. The course is one of the key areas of collaboration enumerated in the memorandum of understanding signed between SES and ESMT this week, to bring advanced satellite installer training skills to Senegal.

      As part of the launch, SES has sponsored a classroom that will be rebranded, furnished with the necessary equipment, and become the dedicated training venue for the course. SES also created an internet hub for ESMT and will provide the institution with one year of free internet connectivity via its Astra 2G satellite. The unlimited internet connectivity across the institution will ensure students are able to undertake part of their training online and have access to the internet for additional information.

      “SES has been working with ESMT through the SES Elevate program for a number of years and to have it provided as a fixed course in the curriculum is a step in the right direction, as more installers will be equipped to support satellite and digital television migration in the country,” said Andy Anderson, head of marketing at SES in Africa. “To date, we have trained over 8,000 installers across Africa since the launch of the program in 2012.”

      As part of the launch week, SES will be training VSAT and Direct-to-Home (DTH) installers. At the end of each course, installers will be provided with an Elevate certificate.