ITU deploys emergency communication equipment in Myanmar
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