Improving Lives Around the World
Since our inception in 2004, NewCom International has been committed to leveraging the latest advances in satellite communications technology to foster education, advance health care, enhance public safety and improve lives in remote regions throughout the world.
Over the years, NewCom has facilitated numerous projects in conjunction with NGOs, government agencies, businesses and ISPs working to make the world a better place through satellite communications.
Below is a sampling of current projects.
PANAMA: BRINGING CONNECTIVITY TO COMMUNITY CENTERS
The Infoplazas Senacyt are community centers that are committed to bridging the digital divide that exists throughout Panama by providing free public access to information and knowledge through the use of computers/internet access. NewCom has partnered with the organization to deliver high-quality, low-cost satellite communications services to 57 community centers throughout the country.
COLOMBIA: BRINGING INTENET ACCESS, GLOBAL EDUCATION TO SCHOOLS IN REMOTE JUNGLES
Working in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, NewCom facilitated training and equipment installation to bring affordable, high-quality satellite-based Internet connectivity and government-approved educational content to 109 remote schools throughout Colombia in 2013. NewCom currently provides Internet access, content delivery and around-the-clock support for 72 of these schools.
BRAZIL/PERU: CONNECTING INDIGENOUS TRIBES WITH THE WORLD
NewCom recently teamed with indigenous tribes in the high Andes of Peru and the Amazons of Brazil to deliver satellite-based Internet connectivity to the villages. This included facilitating the delivery of a satellite antenna and modem to these remote, difficult-to-reach areas—enabling the tribe members to connect with the rest of the world while maintaining their culture.
GUATEMALA: FOSTERING EDCUATION, HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT
The Euro-Solar Programme , funded by the European Union and the Government of Guatemala, was established to deliver education, health care and other critical social services by provides electricity through solar panels and wind generators to communities that have no electricity or satellite connectivity. NewCom has been partnering with the government-led program since 2013, providing satellite-based connectivity and high-speed Internet services to 117 schools, medical clinics and community centers throughout Guatemala.
GUANTANAMO: HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN CONJUNCTION WITH RED CROSS
For many of the internees in Guantanamo, Red Cross messages are the only contact they have with their families in the outside world. As the feeling of isolation and despair has increased, these messages have become increasingly valuable for the internees and their families.
Red Cross messages contain only family news and are checked by the US authorities to ensure that this is the case. NewCom provides a private satellite network for Internet access to facilitate the ongoing Red Cross humanitarian mission at Guantanamo—including communication between field workers and headquarters in Switzerland and Washington D.C.
COLOMBIA: ADVANCING HEALTH CARE IN REMOTE JUNGLE CLINICS
NewCom recently partnered with a Colombia-based telecom provider to provide high-speed Internet access to six medical clinics located in the remote jungles and mountains of Colombia—facilitating instant telemedicine consultations with doctors at the main hospital and the secure, high-speed transfer of patient medical records and other confidential information.
ANGOLA: BRINGING TELEMEDICINE/CONNECTIVITY TO MEDICAL CENTER
NewCom has been providing secure, high-speed Internet access to the Evangelical Medical Center of Lubango in Angola since 2011—facilitating telemedicine consultations, secure communications between the medical center’s 130 employees and departments (including the lab and the pharmacy), and the fast, secure transfer of patient records and other confidential data.
CITY OF ATLANTA: EMERGENCY/DISASTER RECOVERY COMMUNICATIONS
To facilitate the city’s need for a cost-effective, self-contained communications solution in case of an emergency or natural disaster, NewCom provided it’s Office Without Borders™ package—a turnkey, easy-to-transport communications system that enables the city to instantly access critical voice, video and data communications anywhere, anytime.