22 April 2020: Emergency telecommunications agency Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) has deployed the first Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 satellite phones to the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) in Mozambique, to help the coordination of the country’s response to COVID-19.
In addition, TSF is providing remote technical support for use of the satellite phones and is on standby for rapid deployment of additional equipment and support if required.
With land-based networks in parts of the country unreliable, satellite connectivity will be essential in helping the INGC to co-ordinate activity nationally and communicate with isolated areas.
TSF has previously deployed to Mozambique in the wake of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in 2019, when they also donated satellite equipment to the INGC at the end of the missions.
Find out more about our work with TSF here: inmarsat.com/ humanitarian-support.