Thuraya, C-Com Aid Relief Efforts In Asia
[Satellite Today – 5-21-08] Thuraya is collaborating with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on a variety of relief campaigns in Asia, the companies announced May 21.
Thuraya has deployed an initial batch of 30 mobile handheld terminals and 10 DSL terminals to the ITU to help provide communication and coordinate relief operations after the cyclone in Myanmar.
Separately, several of C-Com Satellite Systems Inc.’s mobile antenna systems have been deployed with emergency response teams in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Many of these units have been dispatched to the earthquake area to assist with communications. China Central TV, which has 1.3 billion viewers, also has deployed one of the units in the earthquake zone for satellite newsgathering.