November 15 2014: The world's first tablet for educational use, with a direct satellite data connection has been launched in India and Africa.
It will soon be available to deliver content via satellite to rural, remote and low income regions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The device called Odyssey from South African Satellite solution provider Yazmi harnesses the multicast software platform from Belgium-headquartered Newtec .
The first pilots of the technology are taking place in India (with 30,000 licenses) and the sub-Saharan region in Africa.
Read the full story and access details of the tablet and the satellite - based service in our story featured elsewhere on this portal