Vizada: Vizada strengthens mobile satellite offering for Telecoms Sans Frontieres
Apr 07, 2010 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Vizada, the leading independent satellite communications provider, has renewed its partnership agreement with Telecoms Sans Frontieres to provide mobile satellite communications services in 2010, including a comprehensive training program for TSF personnel.
Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF), a non-governmental organization (NGO) specialized in emergency telecommunications following conflict or natural disaster will benefit from the Vizada Solutions Certification Program (VSCP).
The VSCP is a professional training program run by Vizada's mobile satellite experts which aims to help customers make the most of their terminals and handsets. This includes prepaid cards for voice calls, email and web browsing, messaging services for email and SMS, cost control services such as web portals to monitor communications traffic and credit in real time, as well as set limits and alerts on traffic, and specific calling numbers to reduce the cost of calling a mobile satellite terminal from a fixed line.
These solutions and applications can be used over any mobile satellite terminal, including Inmarsat BGAN and ThurayaIP data services, and Thuraya and Iridium handsets, used on a regular basis by TSF staff during crisis missions.
TSF used Vizada's mobile satellite services on 14 separate occasions in 2009, notably in Haiti in January 2010 where representatives set up a telecoms center for Haitians to call family and friends abroad, and to improve coordination on the ground between NGOs workers.
"We've worked with Vizada for 12 years now, and each year we find together ways of improving the mobile satellite services that make up our telecoms centers,"said Jean-FranAois Cazenave, President of TSF. "It's vital for us to be able to provide NGOs a reliable telecoms service on the ground, and we're looking forward to the training to see how we can improve this further."
In addition to TSF, Vizada supplies mobile satellite services to a number of non-governmental organisations and first responders - including Medecins sans Frontieres, International Red Cross, United Nations organisations, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Vizada has a dedicated team and offering in place to cater for these organisations' specific requirements.
Vizada is an independent provider of global satellite communications services. The company, which was formed by the merger of Telenor Satellite Services and France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications, offers mobile and fixed connectivity services from multiple satellite network operators through 400 service provider partners. These services are packaged with tailored Vizada SolutionsTM and delivered through Vizada's global teleport network - five state-of-the-art satellite facilities strategically positioned around the world - to add business value to basic connectivity services.
Vizada works with the broadest range of network providers in the industry, including: Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Loral, New Skies, and SES Americom. Vizada's 200,000 end users benefit from access to satellite communications services.
Vizada's customers operate in a range of industries, including: merchant shipping, emergency response organizations, government & military units, global media companies, telecoms & internet service providers, and business, military & civil aviation.
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