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02 Jul 2010 description

Secretary General calls for broadband access for all inhabitants

Geneva, 2 July 2010 - An international effort led by ITU is underway to speed up reconstruction of Haiti's crucial telecommunications and ICT infrastructure destroyed in the earthquake of 12 January this year.

A high-level Round Table on the topic concluded yesterday in Needham's Point, Barbados, with strong commitment to work with ITU.

10 Mar 2010 description

Saving lives in aftermath of natural disasters is clear objective

Geneva, 10 March 2010 - New ITU radiocommunication standards for satellite services have been approved to facilitate early warning, rapid response and relief operations in the event of natural disasters.

Recommendation ITU-R S.1001-2 provides information on the range of radio-frequencies that can be used by fixed-satellite service (FSS) systems for emergency and disaster relief operations.

Recommendation ITU-R M.1854 provides information on the range of radio-frequencies for mobile-satellite service (MSS) in order …

16 Feb 2010 description

New ITU partnership to enable greater situation awareness, communication and coordination between emergency personnel during rescue and relief efforts

Geneva, 16 February 2010 - ITU and Collabria LLC have signed a Cooperation Agreement to provide a secure, interoperable software platform for emergency communications management and 'first responder' activities.

The new ITU-Collabria agreement will provide emergency personnel with a system that allows them to communicate and collaborate quickly across wired, wireless and private networks and the Internet, combining text, voice, …

11 Feb 2010 description

New partnership will provide broadband and voice connectivity to help aid workers and local authorities get on with the daunting task of clearing and rebuilding

Geneva, 11 February 2010 - ITU has signed an important Cooperation Agreement with Singapore-based smartBridges Solutions, a leading provider of wireless broadband equipment, to provide WiMAX and WiFi systems to strengthen ITU's on-the-ground disaster response capabilities.

The agreement will initially see the delivery of 10 carrier-grade WiMAX base stations and 40 Customer Premises Equipment devices to Haiti, which will …

14 Jan 2010 description

Geneva, 14 January 2010 - ITU joins the international effort to provide humanitarian assistance to Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake on 12 January 2010.

Forty satellite terminals are being deployed immediately to re-establish basic communication links and a further 60 units with broadband facility are being dispatched along with experts to operate them.