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ITC Global Extends Contract for Maritime Medical Communications

By Annamarie Nyirady | July 31, 2018
A Youth With a Mission medical ship. Photo: Youth With a Mission

A Youth With a Mission medical ship. Photo: Youth With a Mission

ITC Global has extended its contract with Youth With a Mission Medical Ships Australia (YWAM MSA) for three more years. ITC Global will provide critical connectivity services to the nonprofit’s medical ship serving the Papua New Guinea (PNG) region.

The volunteer-operated vessel based in Townsville, Queensland, Australia is staffed by medical professionals dedicated to helping to build strength within Papua New Guinea’s health system by working in collaboration with national and provincial health authorities to deliver medical services and supplies to remote villages. YWAM MSA is a charity organization that aims to care, connect, serve, and build with individuals and communities across PNG.

The ship – known as the YWAM PNG – uses a Ku-band Time-Division Multiple Access (TDMA) service for corporate communications applications onboard the vessel, which is critical to YWAM mission’s success. In addition to renewing the existing contract scope, ITC Global will also deploy crew welfare services via the ITC Crew Live solution to cover the ship’s full staff of up to 130 volunteers.