Télécoms Sans Frontières, Inmarsat celebrate 20-year partnership

By Amy Sarcevic
Thursday, 30 July, 2020

Télécoms Sans Frontières, Inmarsat celebrate 20-year partnership

Télécoms Sans Frontières is celebrating a 20-year partnership with mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat — a relationship that has provided essential communications in over 140 humanitarian crises.

Since its creation, TSF has responded to storms, earthquakes and floods in more than 70 countries, assisting 20 million people and nearly 1000 non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

In a disaster situation, TSF is often first on the scene, enabling coordination of relief efforts and restoring contact to victims of disasters worldwide.

As part of its global community outreach, Inmarsat has provided technology, hardware and connectivity to TSF. This has enabled personnel to arrive in the field and set up satellite communications technology immediately following a disaster.

Connections to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress, broadband global area networks (BGANs) and IsatPhone 2 are deployed within minutes, providing vital communication for fellow NGOs, United Nations agencies, governments and local institutions on the ground.

Alison Horrocks, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Inmarsat, said she was proud the partnership has helped such a large number of people around the globe.

“We are honoured to be able to celebrate 20 years with such a dedicated partner. Our founding mission was to save lives at sea and it is rewarding for our teams to know that we continue to do so while also growing that commitment to saving lives on land with TSF as well,” said Horrocks.

“Inmarsat enables the connected world and it is difficult to imagine a better use of our technology than how it is used to support TSF and their missions.”

Image courtesy TSF

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