Twitter gets satellite support

February 14, 2012 | Source: IT News

Twitter has struck a deal with two large satellite operators to give subscribers the ability to publish in the most remote locations in Australia and around the world.

Iridium and Thuraya satellite subscribers will be able to use Twitter in situations where they lack access to 3G networks or phone lines. Twitter suggests it could be ideal to keep people informed from war zones or in a natural disaster where networks may not be available.