SES disaster response kits deployed in Caribbean

Tuesday 26 September 2017 | 14:36 CET | News

SES has announced that its emergency.lu rapid response kit has been deployed by the government of Luxembourg to provide satellite-enabled connectivity to the coordination centre in Dominica, following the devastation brought by the Category 5 Hurricane Maria. The connectivity provided on an SES satellite is used for broadband and voice communication to ensure that emergency services and first responders can stay informed and connected, said SES.

Another emergency.lu rapid response kit was deployed earlier in the island of Saint Martin to re-establish connectivity to the airport of Sint Maarten, after the Category 5 Hurricane Irma made landfall in the North East Caribbean islands, severely damaging terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure.

In addition to the already-available satellite capacity for emergency.lu services, SES has donated additional satellite capacity to support the high demand for connectivity for relief actions.

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