ITU de­ploys emer­gency com­mu­ni­ca­tion equip­ment in Myan­mar

Mizzima Business Weekly - - CULTURE // LITERATURE -

ITU, the United Na­tions spe­cial­ized agency for in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies (ICTs), has de­ployed emer­gency telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion equip­ment in Myan­mar fol­low­ing se­vere floods which have claimed many lives and sub­merged more than 200,000 acres of farm­land, dam­ag­ing es­sen­tial in­fra­struc­ture and thou­sands of homes the or­gan­i­sa­tion re­ported in a press re­lease on 18 Au­gust.

The emer­gency equip­ment de­ployed by ITU in­cludes Irid­ium satel­lite phones, In­marsat satel­lite ter­mi­nals (Broad­band Global Area Net­works), ac­ces­sories and lap­tops to sup­port res­cue and re­lief co­or­di­na­tion ef­forts.

“ITU has de­ployed emer­gency telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion equip­ment this year in Malawi, Van­u­atu, The Fed­er­ated States of Mi­crone­sia, Mozam­bique, Nepal, and now Myan­mar,” said ITU Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Houlin Zhao. “I would like to ex­press my deep­est con­do­lences to the

e-Triage com­mu­ni­ca­tion suit­case (on-site emer­gency com­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment, OSECE) con­sist­ing of an In­marsat BGAN satel­lite ter­mi­nal, a GSM pico cell, and a WLAN router. Photo: un-spi­der.org

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