Police and Emergency Services

bigblu is proud to work alongside the UK’s police and emergency services supplying equipment and connectivity in areas where it is vital and yet unavailable through terrestrial networks. Offering lightweight, portable satellite systems which can easily be vehicle mounted, our equipment and expertise has helped save lives and protect property in some of the most remote and inaccessible parts of the UK. To date we have provided support to the police and military for a number of incidents, operations and exercises.

Case Study

Whaley Bridge Dam publicity, Mountain Rescue

Exceptional situations call for exceptional communications expertise. When the Dam at Toddbrook Reservoir, Derbyshire was damaged by flooding, 1,500 residents were evacuated from the town of Whaley Bridge. Meanwhile a task force of civilian and military personnel were mobilised to work around the clock to avert the threat to the historic town. The time-sensitive and highly complex nature of the emergency repair operation meant reliable communications were vital. The existing communications infrastructure lay directly in the path of any escaping floodwater. Derbyshire Police deployed their KA Satellite Flyaway System supporting VoIP phones, and enabling reliable and secure communications across bigblu’s KA Satellite network. bigblu and their partners specialise in rapid deployments often in challenging physical locations, and offer clients the option to purchase only utilised air-time, as well as stand-by services. Bigblu are an AIM-listed organisation, based in Bicester, Oxfordshire delivering remote communications to MoD, Police and Broadcasters across Europe.

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