Tactical Operations

Internet Policy Observatory Pakistan tactical operations team can establish satellite based communications system so government agencies, humanitarian organizations and people impacted by disasters such as earthquake, floods, cyclones can coordinate relief efforts and be provided proper information management and early warning system.

As seen in Pakistan’s worst earthquake in 2005 and flooding in 2010 normal telecommunication networks were disrupted and communication infrastructure was severely damaged leaving government agencies and relief organizations with a colossal challenge of coordinating and communicating relief operations.

Communication technologies are becoming a critical element for any disaster response. Internet Policy Observatory tactical operations team headed by it’s founder Arzak Khan has the expertise to establish emergency networks for first responders and relief organizations. iPOP tactical operations team is a highly trained skilled team that responds to disasters in areas where normal telecommunications networks have been destroyed by natural calamities. The tactical operations team also called the A-Team is a group of volunteers that can quickly assemble and respond to disasters.

How we do Tactical Operations

  • Tactical Operation team uses portable satellite communications equipment to provide voice and data communications for aid workers who rely on these tools to coordinate logistics and deliver lifesaving supplies.  
  • Providing vital ICT support (Internet, telephone, satphone, and email) to first responders and relief organizations.
  • Establishing multiple communications centers equipped with internet, phone and radio capabilities. In addition, iPOP tactical operations team also provides free phone calls to people living in temporary camps and shelters.
  • Establishing dedicated communication center for women enabling them to communication and reconnect them with displaced family members.