Wireless broadband equipment donated by RADWIN was used to assist in the successful rescue mission of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in a cave complex in northern Thailand. The Thai soccer team went missing June 23 after being trapped in a flooded cave in the Chiang Rai province in Thailand. The boys were found by search teams and divers on July 2, and rescue operations began to extract them from the caves.
When the rescue operations were announced, a team from RADWIN’s local office arrived to the area and deployed the company’s wireless broadband communications equipment in the space of a few hours. RADWIN’s equipment facilitated the establishment of a wireless network infrastructure at the scene where rescue efforts were taking place, enabling the coordination of rescue operations by the various forces in the area, including Thai Navy SEAL Special Forces, rescuers from all over the world, as well as news teams covering unfolding developments 24/7.
Ofer Nagar, RADWIN’s general manager, North Asia: “At RADWIN we place great value on contributing our wireless equipment and providing onsite support to help establish critical communications and assist in rescue efforts. We’ve done this in disaster struck areas such as Haiti and Philippines in the aftermath of hurricanes and monsoons and now in Thailand.”