Thaicom installs IPStar-based communications for Philippines

national November 15, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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Thaicom Plc has installed satellite-based communication facilities using its IPStar or Thaicom 4 satellite for Typhoon Haiyan-hit areas in Philippines.

Thaicom CEO Suphajee Suthumpun said Thaicom has cooperated with the Philippine government agencies to send equipment and technicians to provide satellite communications in areas the communication system was damaged by the storm.
Suphajee said the equipment provided Internet connection and voice call services via Thaicom 4 or IPStar in Tacloban and other cities.
Thaicom has been working with the National Disaster Risk Management Coordinating Council and the Department of Social Welfare and Development in installing the equipment, she said.
She said Philippine government agencies and the Philippine Navy have demanded assistance from Thaicom to install more IPStar-based communication networks.
She added that Thaicom also donated an amount of money to help Philippines via the Thai PM’s Office.