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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Thuraya in ITU deal to supply satellite phones

The UAE's Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company has signed a deal with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to supply satellite phones when major disasters strike around the world, officials said.

Communications in a disaster situation is always critical, and satellite based systems are the most likely to still be operational. But will they be subject to the usual problems of overload when they are most needed?

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