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Ginga is an open standard in the Brazilian-Japanese digital TV system that offers multiple audiovisual resources, text and interactivity over the air waves. It is installed in all Brazilian digital TVs and is widely used across South America.

In Brazil, most of the population has a very limited access to the internet, as Telcos only offer expensive and extremely limited cell phone plans with zero-rating for Big Tech.

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With no end in sight for the coronavirus crisis, classes are interrupted and children are at home. Given the very limited internet connectivity of most people, Ginga could be the perfect solution for distance education, as it does not require an internet connection.

The question is why is it still not in widespread use for remote classes.

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