TS2 Satellite Technologies (News - Alert), which provides global telecommunications services within international satellite networks, will now extend its service to the Government Protection Bureau (GPB), an organization that provides anti-terrorism and VIP security services for the Polish Government.
The GPB awarded a public contract for telecommunications services within the satellite communications system to TS2, winning the contract with the best bid.
According to the terms of the contract, TS2 is expected to provide global connections for the Iridium (News - Alert)
9505a and Sailor SC4000 satellite phones that are used by GPB. The 9505a is ideal for rugged conditions, but still appealing enough for the ordinary traveling professional.
This phone is shock and dust resistant and operates across rough terrain, different time zones and in remote locations. One of the most reliable telecommunications systems, the Iridium satellite network enables global accessibility in addition to continuous access to telecommunications services, regardless of location. Nearly half of the traffic on the Iridium network comes from international waters.
Satellite phones offer many advantages. They can be used in challenging environments or in conditions where traditional communication is difficult or impossible, such as where there is inadequate terrestrial infrastructure.
In addition, communications and data transmission systems can be encrypted, enabling the transfer of secure information. This aspect is significant especially during military operations and where immediate responses are required.
In related news, TS2 awarded a contract for the supply of 150 satellite phones to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The equipment is intended to secure communication in the event of emergency and the phones will be provided to Polish ambassadors and consuls across the world. Diplomats frequently visit regions where no conventional mobile telecommunication system is available.Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.