Ericsson and UNICEF announced Partnership to Map School Internet Connectivity


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Aug 30, 2020, 14:00 EST


Bronx, United States, Aug 30, 2020, 14:00 /Comserve / -- Ericsson and UNICEF announced a global alliance to help map school internet connectivity by the end of year 2023 in 35 countries. This is the first move towards offering every child with access to learning opportunities digitally.

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August 27, 2020: Ericsson and UNICEF announced a global alliance to help map school internet connectivity by the end of year 2023 in 35 countries. This is the first move towards offering every child with access to learning opportunities digitally. This joint initiative is the part of Giga which was launched last year and was led by UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The main objective of Giga is to provide every school with internet connectivity. 

According to International Telecommunication Union, currently 360 million young adults do not have availability to internet connection. As a result of which, these people get fewer resources to learn and minimal opportunities to understand their potential. Improved accessibility would expand their access to knowledge, resources and options thus encouraging millions of school children to engage in creating their own lives.

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Deputy Executive Director, Partnerships, UNICEF stated that the closure of schools combined with minimal or non-existent opportunities for learning remotely have changed children’s education all over the world. She further stated that their alliance with Ericsson will bring them closer to give every child and young adult an access to learn digitally.

Heather Johnson, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson stated that partnering together with organizations such as UNICEF and the ITU, increases the future benefit of school connectivity and is the first move in helping bridge the digital gap all around the world.

Earlier this year, in the month of July, Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom AG reinforced their partnership with a new multi-year agreement to introduce the service provider’s 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) throughout Germany. Now with this current partnership, Ericsson and UNICEF contributes to the Generation Unlimited Global Breakthrough on Digital Connectivity that has a key goal to provide young people with digital skills. This will support them fully participate in the digital economy. Generation Unlimited is a global multi-sector partnership that aims to meet all the requirements for training, expanded education and employment opportunities for young people. Moreover, the alliance also helps UNICEF’s recent COVID-19 Agenda for Action in which the organization called for global action to provide the children, opportunity to learn, thereby requiring the prioritization of internet accessibility in rural and remote regions.

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