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Marlink marks humanitarian milestone supporting aid organisations in 140 countries

Provision of smart network solutions to Intergovernmental and Non-Governmental Organisations ensures vital connectivity in unprecedented times

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Knut Natvig
VP Corporate Press & PR

Oslo/Paris, 22.07.2020 – Marlink has reached another milestone in providing smart network solutions for global humanitarian organisations. The company now connects world’s leading providers of humanitarian aid, emergency relief, and investment/infrastructure in over 140 countries. Since most relief organisations operate in very remote locations where there is no or insufficient connectivity infrastructure, they fully depend on smart network solutions from a reliable partner.

At a time when national governments are beginning to shape their post-Coronavirus operations, these organisations provide a lifeline for medicine and healthcare logistics as well as access to critical data and information that can be used to support remote populations.

As part of its smart network solutions, Marlink delivers and manages an optimized hybrid network solution combining satellite (VSAT), fibre and cellular connectivity to hundreds of remote and local offices or to interconnect specific sites. This extends the range of available digitally managed services such as VoIP and video conferencing, enterprise resource planning and other office applications to ensure secure access to corporate data centres, cloud services platforms and headquarters to further streamline mission-critical operations for help organisations.

The decision of so many IGOs and NGOs to choose Marlink to manage their solutions in a smarter way is a clear demonstration of their faith in the quality of our network and value-added services, said Alexandre de Luca, President Enterprise, Marlink. Marlink has been a renowned provider of connectivity solutions to humanitarian and relief organisations for many years with an extensive end-to-end capability and service levels for complex network solutions to help them digitise their mission-critical operations.

In addition, Marlink supports the digital enablement of organisations by providing value-added services, including extended demarcation points to enable software-defined network operations (SD-WAN) and cloud services. By enabling more data handling and processing at remote locations, traffic can be prioritised, and bandwidth can be more optimally utilised for faster application performance. Marlink’s global Service Operations Centres enable proactive network monitoring with on-site maintenance and training of personnel, as well as regional location of spare parts for prompt service and support.