MTN and Bloodhound SSC partner to set a land speed record
MTN is excited to have partnered with the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) as the official telecoms partner in an effort to improve the quality of (and interest in) education in South Africa. The aim of this partnership is to inspire future geniuses to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by showcasing these subjects in the most “speedy” way possible.
What is the Bloodhound SSC?
Imagine a car capable of reaching a new land speed record of 1 600km/h. Tough as a submarine, faster than a speeding bullet, faster than sound and covering four soccer fields per second, this is the world’s most advanced land speed record car, it’s the Bloodhound SSC.
The world’s land speed record was attempted in South Africa’s Haskeen Pan in 2013 at the Northern Cape Province. MTN provided the team with high-speed connectivity through their data network, which allowed for real-time streaming of their attempt to break the land speed record. In addition, MTN provided voice and LTE (Long Term Evolution) internet connectivity for on-car internet downloads for the team, HD video streaming as well as high-speed internet solutions by linking to a fibre point in Upington. This allowed for videos and information to be uploaded on the web and the public could be updated on every detail in real time.
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