WelComE provides free Internet services to deployed personnel in both austere environments and Main Operating Bases, funded by the MOD.
Fixed Internet Services
Main Operating Bases have cabins or buildings with fixed WelComE PCs and telephones, providing full web browsing capability in an air conditioned environment.
Fixed internet services are also available on all Royal Navy ships. Internet access via Navystar may be subject to an enhanced content blocking policy – please check on board.
Wireless Internet is provided FREE to all WelComE Account Card holders, funded by UK MoD and provided by WelComE whilst on operational deployment.
At Main Operating Bases, a WiFi service is available from the comfort of personnel’s bedspace and allows personnel to use their own devices to connect to the internet.
All WiFi services are subject to a fair usage policy.
OP MINIMISE is an operational procedure, which suspends WelComE telephone and Internet facilities at the discretion of the MoD, usually in the event of an incident in-theatre. The aim of OP MINIMISE is to ensure that sensitive information does not reach the general public prior to official notification by the MoD, and can be called at any time of day or night.