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 Saturday, 09 October 2010
Connecting the Unconnected: ITU SG talks to Bolivian school children through SATMEX

ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré communicated a personal message to schoolchildren in a remote location high in the Bolivian Andes through a satellite link powered by SATMEX. Using the Ku band transmitter of the SATMEX 6 satellite, the SG emphasized the importance of connectivity to social and economic development of all communities, no matter how remote.


SATMEX CEO Patricio Northland is a strong proponent of 'connecting the unconnected' right across the entire Latin American continent. Under his the leadership, SATMEX has been partnering with ITU’s Radiocommunication and Development Sectors to help connect isolated schools and communities, offering broadband access and social applications like e-health and e-government.