coreNOC, Inc. Brings High Speed Broadband Connectivity to Indigenous Village in South America

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coreNOC, Inc. Brings High Speed Broadband Connectivity to Indigenous Village in South America

coreNOC’s Expertise in Telecommunications Brings High Speed Broadband Connectivity to Indigenous Village with Benefits to Health, Education, Commerce and Cultural Preservation.

December 20, 2022;  Owasso, OK.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—coreNOC, Inc., a leader in innovative technology solutions and 5G telecommunications equipment announced the successful completion of a complete high speed broadband connectivity project in the hinterlands of Guyana.   This internet connectivity will help the Indigenous Village in four key areas including: remote health care, remote education, tourism/ecommerce and community well-being. 

The system turn on event was attended by many government dignitaries including the Honorable Prime Minster Brigadier (Ret’d), Mark Phillips, who “flipped the switch” turning on the high speed broadband network. In his remarks to residents of the Indigenous Village, Phillips said that the government had promised to improve connectivity in the hinterland communities in their manifesto, and they remain committed to bridging the digital divide in Guyana.

“We made it clear that in our term in office we will work towards improving connectivity with all of our hinterland locations, with the coastland and with the wider world. In other words, we are committed to bridging the digital divide here in Guyana,” Phillips said.

He pledged that the government would continue to work to ensure that every Guyanese is digitally connected. “Connectivity is important…We are happy that we were able to facilitate,” the Prime Minister noted.

“The village of Rockstone has been challenged with slow, unreliable and limited internet for some time. This changes today,” stated Johnie Johnson, CEO, coreNOC as he and Honorable Prime Minster Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips “Flipped the Switch” to turn on the broadband system. 

coreNOC, Inc worked with a privately owned Guyanese company who resolved to improve the limited and poor-quality cellular and internet service in the country. coreNOC acted on behalf of the Guyanese company and served as an interface with the Guyanese Government offices and various vendors on the deployment of the site located in the jungle of the hinterlands of Guyana.  

With internet connectivity, activities in the communities are expected to be boosted, especially in the areas of tourism, education and health. The benefits are expected to contribute to their leisure activities. In terms of e-commerce, micro businesses will be able to launch websites which will allow them to take reservations and even accept payments. And learning will be easier for the children and even the teachers as online learning materials have become more accessible and online classes are now an option.

Sharmila Allen, a teacher in the village said she will personally benefit tremendously since she will be attending the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) in the new term and will be able to attend classes virtually. “This internet will be very beneficial to myself and other teachers,” Allen said. She added that teachers will also be able to complete the curriculum provided by the Ministry of Education.

A number of residents pointed out how being connected will benefit them. Most emphasized the role it will play in supporting their children’s education. “It will be better,” Mary Marks said as she reflected on how her three children were unable to attend school during the COVID-19 pandemic due to absence of the internet.

Meanwhile, Cynthia James said, “my children could get more contact to the teachers….When they (teachers) send lessons, they will get it now”.

At the turn on event, a demonstration was given on how the internet will impact the health sector. A medical application was built to automatically save patients’ medical records and history, including their blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar and weight.  Patient information will be accessible to doctors in any part of the world, allowing them to tend to patients without being physically present.

Nurse Seynoudla Torres explained the village has no doctors on site and as a result only the first level of care is provided. The nearest doctor, she said, is in Linden. With the app, she explained, the doctors will be able manage patients from the community and guide her and other nurses. It also allows for video calls between patients and health care providers.

Apart from doctors, residents also mentioned that there is also no midwife in the community. They said while doctors do visit from “time to time”, the internet connectivity will allow for 24 hours medical assistance, especially in cases of emergency.

The project is a partnership with companies including Intelsat, a leader in Satellite Communications; IntelliH, Inc, a provider of Intelligent Health for all; and TEKDI, who provides remote solutions in learning and education. 

“Removing the barriers to entry through technology innovation that is simple and cost effective was demonstrated real time in this village,” stated Ben Ealey, Chief Operating and Technical Officer, coreNOC, Inc.

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