Home >> News: June 26th, 2017 >> Story
Satnews Daily
June 26th, 2017

Speedcast to Provide Connectivity for the Save the Children Organization

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) has committed to Save the Children International (SCI) to provide connectivity to a network of 40+ sites in Africa.

Recognized for their humanitarian work around the world, Save the Children’s mission has always been to save lives by preparing for and responding to humanitarian emergencies caused by natural disasters, disease outbreaks and armed conflicts. The organization ensures that children affected by calamities receive life-saving medical aid, shelter and education.

Speedcast provides C-band virtual network operator (VNO) services which allows Save the Children to allocate pooled bandwidth across their sites. This solution efficiently matches Save the Children’s requirements for flexibility and scalability while accommodating their growing demand for cloud applications. This has enabled Save the Children to provide a reliable service to their sites over the past three years.
According to Andrew Burdall, EVP, enterprise and emerging markets at Speedcast, in any crisis, children are always the most vulnerable. In order to achieve their critical mission in remote parts of the world, Save the Children relies on resilient communications supplied by Speedcast. As the demand for higher bandwidth increases for Save the Children sites located in remote parts of Africa, Speedcast's reliable C-band VSAT solution allows the organization to focus on its mission rather than its communications.”

“Speedcast has provided a resilient VSAT solution and excellent service through the past three years,” said Mark Hawkins, global humanitarian technology manager, Save the Children. “The Speedcast technical support team is very helpful, easy to reach and extremely agile. During emergencies they know how to prioritize requests from Save the Children. We have experienced a true 24/7 support team and fast operational maintenance in the field. With Speedcast’s support, we are able to aid children faster and more efficiently.”