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Milano Teleport Partners with COOPI to Provide Internet Capabilities in Chad (West Africa)
[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 African country.

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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