Following the devastation left by Cyclone Pam to the South Pacific Islands of Vanuatu, satellite communications company SES S.A. and Digicel Pacific Limited have donated capacity and equipment to restore vital communication networks across Vanuatu.
Digicel is utilising capacity on SES’s NSS-9 satellite at 177
degrees West to re-establish communications networks and optimize
relief operations and disaster recovery efforts in the
cyclone-ravaged archipelago, where terrestrial networks have been
damaged and in some cases destroyed.
“With widespread devastation across Vanuatu, humanitarian
organizations are working to deliver food, water and supplies as
quickly as possible. Re-establishing communication networks is
hastening this process and helping the people of Vanuatu connect with
anxious family and friends across the globe,” said Michael Murphy,
Asia-Pacific CEO at Digicel. “Digicel wishes to thank our partners
at SES for their close cooperation, responsiveness and support at
this difficult time."