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Ovzon Receives Satcom as a Service Contracts in Italy and Columbia 

By Rachel Jewett | January 3, 2022

The Ovzon T6 broadband terminal. Photo: Ovzon

Satellite hardware company Ovzon has secured a $9.8 million contract for 14 months of Satcom as a Service (SaaS) for the Italian Fire and Rescue Service. The service will equip the Italian Fire and Rescue Service with a communications network that can  support data and voice communications, and high-definition video streaming.

The order includes 21 Ovzon T6 on-the-pause terminals and 21 Ovzon on-the-move terminals. Service will be rolled out gradually, and will start late in the first quarter of this year. The service will be managed with Ovzon’s Italian partner Gomedia Satcom, using Gomedia’s teleport in Catania, Italy. Ovzon announced the order on Dec. 31. 

“Fires are an increasing threat in Italy, as climate change factors become visible in areas such as the Mediterranean. The complexity and risk to safety and rescue and disaster recovery operations requires reliable and fast communication and Ovzon’s satellite communication solution is a perfect solution for this need,” said Gaetano Morena, CEO of Gomedia Satcom.

Separately, Ovzon also announced a SaaS contract to support the presidential election in Colombia. The Colombian government awarded Ovzon a five-month contract worth $160,000 to guarantee contingency communications at remote polling stations for the upcoming presidential election in May. Ovzon will deploy its T6 mobile satellite terminals to support this contract.

Ovzon has offices in Stockholm in Sweden and in Herndon, Virginia and Tampa, Florida in the United States.