After some technical issues due to the very high humidity and difficulties to identify a suitable location among the rubble, emergency.lu is providing internet connectivity to the humanitarian community in Guiuan. This service, completed by an internet access control system provided by Ericsson Response, is part of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster's Response Solution. Numerous UN agencies and NGOs such as UNHRC, OCHA, WFP, WHO, MSF, DOH, PUI are working in Guiuan and will benefit from free internet access. As the IHP base camp will soon be relocated near the university, a second emergency.lu terminal will be set up in this new location tomorrow.
The two additional emergency.lu VSAT experts have joined the team in Tacloban on 21 November. Their first mission will be to set up a Rapid deployment kit in Guiuan on Saturday to provide internet connectivity to the NGO community working in this badly affected area. A technician from Ericsson Response will accompany the team to Guiuan to set up a wireless access control system.
More than 600 users have now registered to have access to the internet connectivity provided by emergency.lu in Tacloban as part of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster Response Solution.
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