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How SATCOM enables first responders, including FirstNet subscribers, to build a resilient and highly secure architecture for disaster response

November 07, 2019 News

In Mission Critical Communications’ November/December 2019 issue, Inmarsat Government’s Britt Lewis discusses how the Inmarsat’s satellite communications capabilities enable first responders, including FirstNet subscribers, to build a resilient and secure architecture for disaster response.

For FirstNet, Inmarsat Government provides virtually anytime/anywhere connectivity supported by on-orbit spacecraft and ground station redundancy as well as an L-band/Ka-band hybrid solution for resiliency and frequency diversity. This makes the network available when terrestrial networks are not, and first responders can stay connected at a standstill or on the move.

“As part of the AT&T-selected FirstNet team, Inmarsat Government offers resilient and secure satellite communications capabilities,” Lewis wrote. “So FirstNet users can use narrowband and wideband satellite communications solutions that support voice, data and video links, as required.”

To learn more about how Inmarsat Government and FirstNet partner to support first responders, read the full article on page 17 of the digital edition of Mission Critical Communications.