Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ITU Joins Effort to Establish Links to Haiti

The ITU is deploying forty satellite terminals immediately in Haiti to re-establish basic communication links. A further 60 units with broadband facility are being dispatched along with experts to operate them. ITU will also set up a Qualcomm Deployable Base Station (QDBS), which is a complete cellular system designed for disaster zones. ITU has allocated a budget of over US$1 million to strengthen the disaster response effort in Haiti.

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