IEC Telecom, Thuraya introduce Rapid Deployment Kit

Solution ONEGATE AID COMPACTThe global satellite communications specialist IEC Telecom has introduced its Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK) together with mobile satellite service provider Thuraya

RDK is designed to provide reliable connectivity to humanitarian response teams during COVID-19 and to support emergency and disaster relief efforts even in the most remote areas.

With more than 126 million people worldwide in need of humanitarian aid, including 70 million forcibly displaced people, governments and the global community are stressing the importance of on-time medical and humanitarian responses.

The RDK solution allows frontline workers to respond promptly and effectively to mitigate the pandemic’s larger secondary impacts.

Nabil Ben Soussia, CEO Asia, Middle East and CIS, commented, “COVID-19 has proved that timely communication is of utmost importance. Satellite technologies play a crucial role in monitoring and managing the situation in challenging environments. Our latest Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK) offers high-speed connectivity, previously reserved only for VSAT users, via a compact and portable solution. RDK can easily be deployed in a short time without the need for an onsite technician, enabling mobile humanitarian missions with reliable connectivity for an immediate response.”

RDK is a technological breakthrough, powered by Thuraya broadband terminals and IEC Telecom’s OneGate Aid Compact network management system. RDK allows full use of digitisation, including video conferencing, remote maintenance, telemedicine and more for smooth communication during critical humanitarian missions.

COVID-19 is affecting the operations of aid and NGO organisations. Connectivity plays a central role to ensure that operational reports are submitted regularly. While urban areas with developed telecom infrastructure are well equipped to pass critical information immediately, many rural communities are at a disadvantage. Satcom supports humanitarian missions in areas with limited or no GSM coverage,” Soussia added.

Thuraya’s robust satellite MSS network provides uninterrupted coverage across two-thirds of the globe, even in the most remote locations. RDK is a joint solution by IEC Telecom, and Thuraya meant to empower frontline workers with dependable connectivity when and where they need it,” he concluded.

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