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ESOA: Satellite Operators Sign Crisis Connectivity Charter

Friday, October 16, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Geneva, 14 October - In the past year alone, global natural disasters including in Vanuatu, Nepal and the Philippines demonstrated the critical role of communications in the wake of crises.  The satellite sector is systematically part of the first responder team, providing immediate communications links that support supply logistics, urgent medical care and coordination of relief efforts.  Today, at the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation held in Geneva, the world’s leading satellite operators, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES, Thuraya and Yahsat, under the umbrella of the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), announced the signing of a Crisis Connectivity Charter with the global humanitarian community represented by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC).

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