|[August 04, 2016]
Milano Teleport Partners with COOPI to Provide Internet Capabilities in Chad (West Africa)
Milano Teleport, the largest independent Italian teleport company that
provides internet satellite services, has partnered with COOPI, a
non-governmental organization that combats poverty and inspires growth
for communities in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the
Caribbean, to provide internet capabilities in Chad, West Africa for two
years. The collaboration began in May 2016 and will continue until May
2018 with Milano Teleport supplying internet connections via satellite
to about 200 remote stations in West Africa, including some NGOs.
For 50 years, COOPI has been dedicated to combatting poverty and
implementing growth for communities all over the world, intervening in
emergency situations, executing reconstruction and fostering
development. The organization operates in 24 countries in Africa, the
Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, carrying out 150
humanitarian projects that have affected almost 2,400,000 people.
Milano Teleport's infrastructure will provide COOPI in Chad (West
Africa) with free internet connectivity with up to 1.2 Mbps that will
allow the organization to use email, the internet and other
communication services including Skype (News - Alert) and VoLP. Milano Teleport's
capabilities will support COOPI's overall operational activities in the
Milano Teleport's collaborative initiative with COOPI signifies the
company's commitment toproviding high-quality technology and
infrastructure to communities across the globe. Every day thousands of
volunteers and non-governmental organizations help places all over the
world that lack essential services to support development projects which
can offer a horizon of hope, even to people who are excluded from the
processes of globalization.
Milano Teleport, the largest independent teleport in Italy providing
Internet satellite services, has recently been ranked tenth in the world
among Internet maritime VSAT service providers by Euroconsult, a
consultancy company specialising in space markets.
"Our advanced satellite technologies help make connections to even
the most remote areas in the world possible," commented Umberto
Gallo, CEO of Milano Teleport. "We are proud to collaborate with
organizations that are committed to building futures that foster growth
and recovery where poverty and the lack of necessary infrastructures
prevail. For us, technological progress is closely linked to global
development and freedom, and this is why we feel a particularly strong
connection to COOPI."
"The lack of efficient communication infrastructure negatively
affects our work in the field," as reported by Marco
Tamburro, COOPI head of mission in Chad. "The satellite internet
connection will significantly help our mission and improve daily
communications among the operators in the field throughout the country,
across global COOPI offices and with the Italian headquarters."
"We are grateful to Milano Teleport for its support in Chad,"
declared Ennio Miccoli, COOPI's general secretary. "The services
provided by Milano Teleport will improve the efficiency of our operators
in the field and will support the activities we implement in the country."
Milano Teleport SpA (MT), founded in 1997 by private investors, focuses
its business on providing internet services to maritime customers and is
the largest independent teleport in Italy. Services are tailored to meet
the communication requirements for both maritime and terrestrial
customers, exploiting a fleet of satellites.
Main applications are typically dedicated to Cruise liners, Yachts,
Merchant vessels, Barges, Rigs, Mining, Construction, NGO, TV. Milano
Teleport is a member of the WTA (World Teleport Association).
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