In Australia, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ a natural disaster will disrupt mobile and terrestrial telecommunications networks. Connectivity can be quickly restored using Vocus rapid deployment infrastructure to provide essential voice and data services in times of crisis.
Clear voice communication and real-time data are essential for emergency service crews to respond quickly to community needs. The latest generation of low earth orbit satellite technology, Vocus Satellite – Starlink, can create coverage there is none – or where a disaster has disrupted existing networks.
Low earth orbit satellite technology can provide coverage across every part of the Australian land mass. Combined with a private 4G/5G network this can enable emergency services crews to communicate with each other over long distances and operation command centres. Low latency satellite connections allow real-time, high-speed audio and video streaming even in the most remote parts of Australia.
Emergency services organisations recently tested Vocus’ new ‘mobile network in the sky’ drone solution at a NSW Rural Fire Service base in Bimbimbie. Led by the NSW Telco Authority's Next Generation Digital Connectivity initiative, the demonstration showed how drones can provide critical communication services, especially when natural disasters disrupt standard mobile networks.
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Vocus and Challenge Networks have a depth of knowledge and expertise in mobile, fixed and integrated networks.
“Satellite broadband is a real game changer for Council. It doesn’t require the traditional infrastructure of cables and fibre optics which can be disrupted during floods and fires”.
Ray Brownlee, CEO Northern Beaches Council
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