Network for Ukraine | Occupational safety
York-based telecommunications provider for mobile communications, M2M and IoT services Cellhire uses its eSIM-based mobile network, eSIMsmart, to provide live mobile connectivity to its news media customers – print/online, TV , radio and news agencies – in Ukraine.
Martyn Stevens, Group CEO of Cellhire, said: “eSIM-based mobile connectivity is critical to ensuring people are reachable and have a lifeline for communications. Cellhire supports many media companies, broadcasters and reporters who are already on the ground or traveling to Ukraine to report and broadcast the situation.
“The invasion of Ukraine has created a crisis for companies that have employees there. Our eSIM solution is an essential lifeline in these crucial times, allowing users in the field to stay connected.
“Using our eSIMsmart MVNO, we provide eSIM profiles instead of physical SIM cards, which means mobile connectivity is provisioned instantly over the air in Ukraine, avoiding the logistics distribution issues encountered in providing physical SIM cards in the country”.
Cellhire provides satellite phones to many customers traveling to Ukraine as essential emergency relief. Stevens adds, “Satellite phones are particularly useful in the event of local mobile network outages, blackouts or potential cybersecurity incidents in Ukraine. Like many European mobile network operators, Cellhire has provided several support packages on its partner networks to help customers inside and outside Ukraine.