Thuraya Deploys Satcom to Earthquake-ravished Japan

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Mobile satellite services operator Thuraya Telecommunications said March 21 it deployed satellite communications equipment to support relief efforts in Japan, which was struck March 11 by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based Thuraya said its deployment was done in coordination with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Thuraya is a longstanding contributor to the ITU Framework for Cooperation in Emergencies.