The new order is a quadrupling of the capacity currently purchased and service duration is for 12 months, with a start in May of 2021. The order value is about 0.9 MUSD (Million United States Dollars).
The order is an expansion of an initial order received earlier this year. The purpose is to equip all CNVVF regional offices, each based in one of Italy´s 20 districts, with the Ovzon mobile satellite communications capability.
The service has already been successfully used in a variety of situations including an avalanche emergency call out in the Italian L´Aquila area earlier this year.
“In emergency situations it is important to be able to quickly establish and maintain broadband communication for the rescue personnel. We are humbled and honoured to support CNVVF in their very important missions and continue to work closely to make sure these first responders always get the tools they need,” says Magnus René, CEO of Ovzon.