• During 2018, ETS communications services have been used by 2,931 humanitarians from 106 United Nations (UN) agencies, local and international Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) across North East Nigeria.
• Maintenance and upgrade missions were carried out on the ETS services deployed in the hubs in Bama, Gwoza and Monguno to ensure its fully operability.
From providing vital IT services in Iraq, Nigeria and Yemen to supporting preparedness activities in the Pacific and Caribbean regions, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was highly active in 2018. Here's a brief overview of what we did and where we were last year. Have a look at the ETC annual infographic.
• The ETC will be phasing out of Iraq completely by 31 March 2019 and is therefore planning to transition all its services.
• The ETC conducted two missions to Domiz and Arbat camps to demobilize the Ericsson Response equipment.
• The ETC will stop providing Internet connectivity in all the hubs by 31 December 2018 as part of the ETC phase out and closure.
• The ETS carried out ICT improvements at the Madhu Chara Logistics hub to improve site security and enable more users to access the network.
• Equipment needed for the ETS to upgrade the broadcast coverage of Radio Naf has now arrived in Bangladesh.
• The ETC conducted a joint mission with WFP IT to Al Hudaydah to assess and enhance where possible the ETC services to support the humanitarian operation and the UN Special Envoy mission that is monitoring the ceasefire agreement.
• The ETC has ordered additional equipment required to support the scale-up activities planned in Al Hudaydah.