Companies Donate Equipment and Satellite Bandwidth to Puerto Rico First Responders
Speedcast and UltiSat Partner to Deliver Connectivity for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts
In times of natural disaster, satellite communications networks become the critical link to support mission critical operations when first responders and humanitarian organizations are on the ground, working to provide support to victims and businesses in need. Following the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Speedcast and UltiSat donated quick-deploy satellite terminals and satellite communications services to the area to aid in relief efforts.
"Part of Speedcast's social responsibility program is to be of service following these types of disasters in any way we can," said Erwan Emilian, EVP of Enterprise and Emerging Markets, Speedcast. "Our focus as an organization is on the people we serve, and improving their ability to communicate around the world. The unfortunate circumstances in Puerto Rico have left many lives in danger and families struggling, and together with UltiSat, we want to do our part to help the relief organizations provide resources and supplies to those in need by keeping them connected at the most crucial times."
"UltiSat is proud to be of service to our first responders. Providing reliable communications is essential for our customers on the front line to be successful in their critical mission to save lives," said David Bryant, vice president of Programs, UltiSat.
For more information on the companies' capabilities aiding disaster recovery efforts, please visit www.speedcast.com for support of humanitarian/ NGOs and www.ultisat.com for support of U.S. government organizations.
About UltiSat, Inc.
Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, UltiSat provides a wide range of satellite communications products, services and infrastructure incorporating Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), Comms-on-the-Move (COTM), Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR), teleport infrastructure, Network Operations Center (NOC), and mobile satellite services (MSS) in support of mission-critical applications. UltiSat delivers high-value solutions to end users in some of the most remote and harsh environments in over 130 countries on 7 continents. With customer networks that vary from a few sites to hundreds of locations, UltiSat's technical expertise and technology-agnostic approach ensures that our customers get the best-fit/best-value solutions. UltiSat customers include U.S. and foreign government agencies, government contractors, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational enterprises. For more information, visit www.ultisat.com.
About Speedcast International Ltd
Speedcast International Ltd (ASX:SDA) is the largest provider of remote communications and IT services in the world. Speedcast's fully managed service is delivered via a leading global, multi-access-technology, multi-band and multi-orbit network of 70+ satellites and an interconnecting global terrestrial network, bolstered by extensive on the ground local support from 40+ countries. This global "network of networks" allows customers to fully rely on the most robust, integrated infrastructure available in the market for their mission critical applications. Speedcast is uniquely positioned as a strategic business partner, tailoring communications, IT and digital solutions to meet unique customer needs and enable business transformation. Speedcast extends its managed services through differentiated technology offerings including cyber-security, crew welfare, content solutions, data & voice applications and network systems integration services. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 2,500 customers in over 140 countries in sectors such as Maritime, Energy, Mining, Enterprise, Media, Cruise, NGOs and Government. Learn more at Speedcast.
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