IEC Telecom Group Showcases Humanitarian Missions’ Satellite Services and Products at DIHAD 2016


The 13th Edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD) will be taking place this week. The conference will see stakeholders from the humanitarian sector from across the globe interact and exhibit their services and products as well as share knowledge on the latest trends in the sector.

During this conference, IEC Telecom Group will present a new selection of humanitarian products for longer term deployments and sustainable development missions. The products include vehicular VSAT solutions & equipment offering, L-Band service, which provides outstanding performance with long-range capabilities. Beyond these characteristics, IEC Telecom Group which is one of the leading global satellite communications providers with Headquarters in Paris says OptiLINK has an excellent availability rate with optimized maintenance and operating costs.

“When dealing with a crisis, humanitarian organizations usually face a breakdown of conventional communications networks which can severely restrict fast and effective delivery of aid into the field. This essential connectivity allows frontline staff rapidly and efficiently co-ordinate first response to disasters or emergency situations. With our telecommunications systems, aid agencies can consolidate their relief efforts over time, set up temporary offices using semi-fixed modems such as Yahsat’s YahClick range of satellite broadband solutions, Thuraya IP+ and access corporate applications manage logistics or even use low bandwidth videoconferencing solutions.” Mr. Nabil Ben Soussia, Managing Director of IEC Telecom UAE, said.

Mr. Nabil Ben Soussia highlighted IEC Telecom’s International experience in accompanying and supporting UN and NGO humanitarian missions remains a long-term focus of the organization’s future expansion plans and strategic goals. By exhibiting for the 8th time in DIHAD exhibition he says IEC Telecom will contribute to new trends in operational support and logistics, and is strengthening its position amongst the community of global players supporting vulnerable communities worldwide.

Commenting on the same, Najwa Ayoub, Market Development Manager, NGO Relief of Thuraya said Thuraya is committed to educating and working with frontline emergency response and medical teams as well as governments and NGOs to deliver reliable, portable and secure solutions in the event of any disaster.

‘’Mobile satellite communications is the backbone of successful relief operations. In times of crisis and emergency, access to telecommunication services is vital if a community is to get the support it needs, but terrestrial networks simply cannot cope during times of disaster. We’ve seen it time and again during major disasters where our ruggedized satellite phones and data terminals enabled access to vital information, helping affected communities stay connected with the rest of the world.” He added.

DIHAD 2016 will take place from the 21 st-23rd March at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE.

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