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  • Avanti Communications selects Clear Blue (CBLU) Smart Off-Grid to power eLearning offering across Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Avanti and its eLearning partners plan to deliver satellite connectivity to enable eLearning for an initial 3,000-5,000 schools across Sub-Saharan Africa
  • This working relationship will help roll out the tried and tested iMlango approach to thousands of schools
  • Avanti’s rural network coverage solution supports 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connectivity across Africa
  • Initial pilots begin in Q4 2022; the rollout will continue from late 2023 through 2025
  • Clear Blue (CBLU) is up over 9 per cent, trading at C$0.12 at 3 pm EST

Avanti Communications and Clear Blue Technologies (CBLU) have agreed that Clear Blue will provide Smart Off-Grid Power for Avanti’s e-learning services in Africa.

Avanti and its eLearning partners plan to deliver satellite connectivity to enable eLearning for an initial 3,000-5,000 schools across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Clear Blue will be the exclusive off-grid power provider for Avanti’s eEducation services. This program aims to deliver improved educational outcomes in maths, literacy, and life skills for marginalized children in the region.

Toby Robinson, Chief of Strategy & Business Development at Avanti, added, “At Avanti, we believe every child deserves the socioeconomic benefits of a more connected life, starting at school.”

“Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid solves one of the biggest problems in hard-to-reach areas – a lack of easy, low cost and reliable power,” continued Robinson.

Sub-Saharan Africa has more than 600 million school-aged children and the lowest global mathematics and reading proficiency rates.

Led by Avanti Communications and its partners, iMlango was a first-of-its-kind e-learning partnership created to deliver improved educational outcomes in maths, literacy and life skills.

The project has been running for seven years and has delivered improved educational outcomes for over 180,000 marginalized schoolchildren in 245 schools in Northern Kenya.

Avanti and its partners are now working with Ministries of Education and NGO funders across multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

This working relationship will help roll out the tried and tested iMlango approach to thousands of schools to improve the lives and educational outcomes of millions of African children.

Avanti’s rural network coverage solution supports 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connectivity across Africa.

As part of this initiative, Avanti will provide critical connectivity services and VSAT equipment.

At the same time, Clear Blue shall provide its Smart Off-Grid solar-powered solutions with remote management and control to ensure maximum uptime of connectivity services necessary for Avanti’s deployment of its integrated eLearning system(s).

With initial pilots beginning in Q4 2022, the rollout will continue from late 2023 through 2025.

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Avanti into the eEducation space,” said Miriam Tuerk, CEO and Co-founder of Clear Blue Technologies. 

Avanti Communications is the leading Ka-band high throughput satellite capacity partner in EMEA’s communications industry – extending and guaranteeing coverage for defence missions, enterprise solutions and critical public services.

Clear Blue Technologies International, the Smart Off-Grid™ company, was founded on a vision of delivering clean, managed, “wireless power” to meet the global need for reliable, low-cost, solar and hybrid power.

Clear Blue (CBLU) is up over 9 per cent, trading at C$0.12 at 3 pm EST.


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