Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LightSquared Targets Emergency Rapid Response Communications

LightSquared, which is building a nationwide LTE + satellite wholesale network, has formed an Emergency Rapid Response Communications Team (ERRT), which can provide on-call mobile satellite communications services, personnel and equipment for emergency support to federal, state and local first responders and public safety agencies.

"LightSquared, through its SkyTerra communications services, has a strong track record of assisting the first responder/public safety community during disasters by providing reliable and easy-to-use mobile satellite services to federal, state and local agencies," said Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman and Chief Executive officer of LightSquared. "Now LightSquared is taking an additional step to provide support to first responder/public safety users by establishing the Emergency Preparedness Program with its Rapid Response Team. This program will help public safety organizations prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies by providing a rapid on-site support capability to ensure that emergency service providers have satellite communications in case terrestrial capability is reduced or lost."http://www.lightsquared.com

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