Hispasat, UN collaboration on emergency comms

Spanish telco Hispasat, has signed an agreement to assign space capacity and terminals in order to restore communications in cases of natural disasters or emergencies and thus help with the tasks of rescue and reconstruction carried out by the Office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) , the United Nations agency responsible for the coordination of humanitarian aid.

The contract ensures that Hispasat and the rest of the participating operators will provide full operational capacity through its satellite, depending on availability networks, to the point of reception in the framework of complete solutions which also include ground equipment and reception terminals.

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