Provide voice connectivity for the humanitarian community.
Basic voice connectivity to the international phone network for the humanitarian community. The quantitative level depends on if there is an agreement with a service provider to connect to the international phone network and the satellite bandwidth. Also the switching capacity needs to be considered. The GSM equipment can switch thousands of calls and provide hundreds of voice channels.
Voice connectivity to the international phone network through a number of dedicated channels depending on available lines or available/subscribed bandwidth. Voice connectivity between local users is provided.
Install and maintain a local voice exchange between organizations and individuals independent from (but possibly connected to) global or local public services.
- Emergency declared and ETC activated.
- Assessment confirmed no reliable data connectivity is available or services required in a new location where there is no reliable data connectivity.
Reliable data connectivity is established/re-established or emergency project completed and services are decommissioned or hand-over arrangements established (MOU)
Organizations will need to provide suitable phone handsets (might be provided in some cases) while SIM cards will be provided.