Intelsat has provided an update on its satellite capacity being used in a number of restoration initiatives in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
Immediately after the disaster occurred, the firm began working with customers and partners to ensure that the necessary infrastructure and satellite capacity were in place to accelerate the restoration of vital communications for relief workers and businesses in the Philippines.
In order to bring urgently needed capacity to the Philippines, the company repointed a Ku-band beam on its Intelsat 8 satellite, in addition to providing capacity on other satellites already serving the region. In total, three satellites are restoring connectivity and services to relief workers on the ground.
“With devastation of this magnitude, it is critical that humanitarian workers have the connectivity necessary to support their relief efforts,” said Stephen Spengler, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Intelsat. “Given the breadth and size of our satellite fleet, we were able to quickly mobilise and redirect capacity.”