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Business Continuity and Satellite Communications for Remote Locations

Written by  David Myers

While hurricane season lasts from June 1 through Nov. 30, storms and other unforeseen events at any time of year can create significant problems for companies with operations in remote locations. The people working on oil platforms, mining operations, distant construction sites, or even distant resorts often are connected back to civilization only by means of their telecommunications systems. The business continuity of these remote operations depends on a reliable communications service, making it more than just a connection – it becomes a “business lifeline.” Once a storm or other disaster has passed and the damage has been assessed, restoring communications is one of the first ways to get back to business as usual. Because communications are so important, the selection of a service provider plays a key role in the quality of business continuity and disaster recovery. For remotely located operations, two-way satellite technology often is the most effective communications choice. That