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Intelsat hailed for Haiti earthquake mobile communications response

Intelsat hailed for Haiti earthquake mobile communications response

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Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has been recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Use of a Mobile Solution by the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA).

The award was presented for Intelsat’s rapid deployment of FlexMove – a global, redundant, fully managed high-throughput satellite (HTS) solution – in the wake of the powerful earthquake that struck southern Haiti in August 2021.

The magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the Tiburon Peninsula in the Caribbean nation of Haiti causing severe damage to terrestrial communication networks. Intelsat FlexMove was immediately sent to the disaster zone to provide reliable, easy-to-use, high-speed connectivity.

“In the aftermath of a natural disaster, a quick return to connectivity can mean the difference between life and death, whether it’s used to assist in search and rescue or co-ordination of essential items or just contacting loved ones to see if they are okay,” said Joel Schroeder, Intelsat’s Director of Land Mobile Products.

“FlexMove is a viable solution when terrestrial networks are down or the emergency occurs off the grid and can enable users to set up reliable, broadband connectivity on-the-go anywhere around the world empowering emergency teams to respond faster than ever.”

MSUA is a global not-for-profit organization focused on amplifying the voice of satellite mobile services users and innovators.

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