Hosted by the National Institute of Posts, Telecoms & ICT (NIPTICT), the course was the first of its kind offered in Cambodia.
The students learned how to use open source software to control the drone’s functions. The software allowed the students to take photos and videos from aerial positions to monitor traffic and rice fields, and even allowed the students to program a drone to deliver packages.
“EZECOM has always contributed to the progress in Cambodia’s information technology sector. So, this is another great opportunity for EZECOM to boost the sector even more,” said Mr. HEM Sovath, deputy CEO of EZECOM.
EZECOM provided the financial support needed to purchase the drone, equipment and materials.
The course was held every Saturday for four weeks since April 23, 2016.
“The students did an incredible job learning how to program a drone, which will be useful to many sectors now and in the future,” said Mr. Sun Rapid, vice president of NIPTICT.
“We were able to offer this course because of EZECOM’s sponsorship. This course was also a good example of cooperation between universities, state and private institutions to promote training in the field of information and communications technology in Cambodia.”
EZECOM was founded to serve the rapidly expanding business and home user market in Cambodia. Launched in 2007, EZECOM has since become a leading provider for a wide variety of innovative communication services. EZECOM offers fiber optic, VoIP, virtual private network and other Internet-based solutions. EZECOM owns the fiber optic company Telcotech, which will bring very fast and more reliable Internet to Cambodia by next year through the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand undersea cable system.