Satellite communications are a central necessity for disaster management strategies, helping aid workers in the field to communicate as they establish the infrastructure needed to undertake recovery operations, rescue hundreds of victims or accommodate thousands of refugees. With 24-hour service and globally responsive capabilities, IEC Telecom can activate hundreds of satellite phone sim cards within two hours, while urgently dispatching stocks of handsets, modems, and hardware to aid agency teams loading planes ready to fly out to disaster zones.
IEC Telecom also offers advanced tracking solutions which allow a complete view of the position of front-line staff in real-time. And, it’s not just aid workers who can benefit from telecommunications provision. Millions of refugees around the world are able to keep in touch with the outside world using satellite phones – often using a voucher system to access airtime. “A refugee camp is in many senses an artificial environment. Satellite communications can provide a window to a wider world, enabling access to social media, online resources and communication with friends and family,” says Gwenael Loheac, Managing Director, IEC Telecom Group.