Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of highly-reliable, fully-managed, remote communication and IT solutions, today announced that it has partnered with leading government satellite communications provider UltiSat to support emergency response and disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following recent hurricanes.

In times of natural disaster, satellite communications networks become the critical link to support mission critical operations when first responders and humanitarian organizations are on the ground, working to provide support to victims and businesses in need. Following the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Speedcast and UltiSat donated quick-deploy satellite terminals and satellite communications services to the area to aid in relief efforts.

“Part of Speedcast’s social responsibility program is to be of service following these types of disasters in any way we can,” says Erwan Emilian, EVP of Enterprise and Emerging Markets for Speedcast. “Our focus as an organization is on the people we serve, improving their ability to communicate around the world. The unfortunate circumstances in Puerto Rico have left many lives in danger and families struggling, and together with UltiSat, we want to do our part to help the relief organizations provide resources and supplies to those in need by keeping them connected at the most crucial times.”

“UltiSat is proud to be of service to our first responders. Providing reliable communications is essential for our customers on the front line to be successful in their critical mission to save lives,” said David Bryant, UltiSat Vice President of Programs.