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Eutelsat ups TSF support

December 14, 2022

By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat has extended its 15-year support for Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) and has now become the NGO’s lead sponsor.

TSF is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) focusing on emergency aid telecommunications, and the pair announced a multi-year sponsorship deal that follows on from a previous long-term partnership agreement between the two companies initiated in 2007. Eutelsat’s CEO Eva Berneke and Jean-François Cazenave, TSF’s Chairman, met at Eutelsat’s headquarters to set out further initiatives to be conducted as part of this close collaborative relationship.

Télécoms Sans Frontières is a NGO headquartered in Pau, France, with two regional sites in Asia and South America. Its role is to bring back connectivity and raise awareness and protect communities in various emergency situations by providing them with advanced technological solutions for communication and access to information.

With their unique deployment capacity, TSF’s teams can be operational in any part of the world within 24 hours of being notified of a humanitarian crisis situation. TSF’s assistance is built on a combination of direct assistance to the affected communities and support for connectivity to humanitarian coordination centres, using best-in-class technologies, in particular satellite infrastructure.

With logistic support from Eutelsat since 2007, this NGO of truly global scope has been able to equip communities and crisis units with broadband links for data, image and voice communications within a few hours. For several years now, Eutelsat has successfully partnered with TSF in large-scale conflict areas and natural disaster zones to coordinate the various relief efforts in the field. Now a sponsor of TSF, Eutelsat is stepping up its financial support, helping the NGO to strengthen its capacity in order to rise to the communications challenges associated with emergency aid.

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