The International Telecom Union has dispatched vital equipment to areas most affected by the tsunami in Japan http://bit.ly/fhatam
Geneva, 16 March 2011 – ITU has deployed 78 Thuraya satellite phones equipped with GPS to facilitate search and rescue efforts along with 13 Iridium satellite phones as well as 37 Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network terminals. An additional 30 Inmarsat terminals are also ready for dispatch. The equipment can be charged by car batteries and are also supplied with solar panels to enable operations during power outages. Full Text Here.