Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) Sponsors NetHope’s Global Member Summit

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EMC Participates in Panel Promoting High-quality Communications in the Developing World

Global satellite (VSAT) and terrestrial connectivity provider Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) is sponsoring the annual NetHope Global Member Summit, October 14-18, 2013 in St. Charles, Illinois. The Summit is estimated to be the largest gathering of non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) IT executives in the world, bringing together members from 39 leading international NGOs.

NetHope’s goal is to enable the best communications technology in the developing world by bringing together the leading international humanitarian organizations. The summit aims to facilitate collaboration, educate industry participants and members, facilitate technical problem solving and help cultivate enduring relationships between the social sector and private industry.

EMC will be participating in a panel at the event, discussing how its expertise in providing high quality connectivity can resolve the roadblocks that exist in the developing world. Information and communications are essential to providing aid, and reliable, cost-effective and well-engineered communications are critical to the success of NGOs. EMC has over 10 years of experience providing the fastest deployments and services to NGOs around the world.

Satellite communications technology is a critical component of NGO operations, where accessing basic secure and real-time data applications, such as ERPs, voice, internet and video conferencing is crucial.

EMC has been the largest satellite (VSAT) and terrestrial network provider in Africa for over ten years. EMC have global connectivity coverage in all emerging markets. EMC is positioned to deliver high availability, mission-critical network services for humanitarian efforts and emergency response. Additionally, EMC has 32 wholly owned support centers that to guarantee the fastest deployment and repairs in the industry.

About EMC
Emerging Markets Communications, LLC (EMC) is a global satellite and terrestrial communications company specializing in delivering mission-critical network services for the global energy industry, mobile network operators, carriers, governments, NGOs and worldwide enterprises with locations in the most remote and/or challenging areas of the world. As a proven industry leader, EMC enables customers the agility, scalability and efficiency designed to facilitate growth for their global operations. The company operates in 140 countries, with 32 global field support centers and a wholly-owned infrastructure of teleports and terrestrial PoPs in US, Europe and Africa. EMC is financially backed by ABRY Partners, a firm specialized in funding the communications industry with $36 billion of completed transactions.

About NetHope
NetHope, Inc., which started in 2001, is a new-generation collaboration of the international community’s leading nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) representing over $40 billion (USD) of emergency relief, human development and conservation programs in more than 180 countries. Through member collaboration and by facilitating public-private partnerships with major technology companies, NetHope enables members to leverage their technology investments to better serve their end beneficiaries. For more information, visit http://www.nethope.org.

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