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Satellite Security for the arrival of Pope Francisco to Colombia

Bringing a message of peace to the Colombian people is the main objective of Pope Francisco visit to Colombia. 13 main events will be held between September 6 through 11, which seeks to renew the faith of Colombian believers. The Catholic Church is the official religion of the country and has a large number of faithful followers.

Days before the arrival of Pope Francisco, the delegate of the National Government who coordinates the visit of the pontiff, informed that an investment of 28 billion Colombian pesos will be made, distributed amongst the cities visited by the pontiff Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín and Villavicencio. The mobilization of about 1,500,000 people is expected during the four days that the Pope will be in the country, as well as the entry of 12 thousand foreigners and the accreditation of 3,235 journalists.

The safety of Pope Francisco is one of the most important issues, as well as that of the spectators, for this reason there will be 36,000 members of the Public Force willing to attend the event. Supporting the large deployment of perimeter security, AXESS, the leading satellite solutions company, was responsible for the integrity of the pontiff, his delegation and the millions of citizens through its satellite internet services.

The satellite accompaniment offered by AXESS is one of the best internet solutions for events such as these of great magnitude, since it eliminates all geographical limitations and restrictions, the company has a data transmission availability. The security agencies will have at their disposal a high-quality transmission in real-time, which may assist the Pope’s visit in the cities of Bogotá and Medellin by using state-of-the-art technology. A static balloon will rise to 150 meters to record everything that happens in the surroundings, this recording will be done with a high definition camera and data transmission. (See satellite phone).