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WirelessDevNet.com Press Release

SpeedCast Brings Improved Mobile Satellite Communications To Australia’s Oil & Gas Market


Perth, Australia, April 7, 2014 – SpeedCast, one of the world’s major international satellite telecommunications service providers, will host the first product demo of its latest development - the ReadyCONNECT™TA12 solution at this year’s APPEA Conference and Exhibition. The demonstration will give IT professionals in the oil & gas industry a chance to learn about the benefits of using the market’s latest mobile satellite communications system, and discuss their specific connectivity challenges.

ReadyCONNECT™TA12 is a mobile VSAT solution that combines portability and rapid deployment equipment, providing instant access to internet, wireless and voice applications. The solution is specifically designed for fast temporary or long term deployments, as well as frequent site relocations. Its simplified design enables it to be deployed on site much quicker than was possible before, requires no technical knowledge and can be operated by non-technical personnel.

“Communications and logistics are the most complex challenges that today’s oil and gas companies face,” said Mark Borgas, SpeedCast’s VP of Australia-Pacific. “Exploration teams need to communicate as if remote sites are only extensions to their corporate network and finding a solution compatible with specific network requirements, yet portable and robust enough to suit frequent site relocations, can be a difficult task. ReadyCONNECT™TA12 optimizes the logistics process associated with the relocation of exploration and construction sites, while cost-effectively managing bandwidth and equipment across all locations.”

ReadyCONNECT™TA12 is secure and delivers scalable data speeds to meet changing usage requirements, extends wireless coverage of up to 1km and provides a variety of bandwidth options with true broadband speeds and a range of contention ratios from 1:1 to 1:10. Customers have access to SpeedCast’s 24/7 support team and an online monitoring portal to ensure optimal operation.

Marc Russo, Managing Director at Australian Camp Services, commented: “Setting up a traditional VSAT service can be difficult and resource-consuming when relocating - dismantling, transporting and installing equipment and often incurs extra time and costs in the logistics chain. Having a communication solution that is quick to deploy, can be up and running in a short lead time and requires no technical staff to operate it would have a significant impact on our business and on the industry.”

This launch of ReadyCONNECT™TA12 follows the opening of SpeedCast’s new Perth office and further supports its commitment to address the needs of oil, gas and mining customers in the region.

SpeedCast will be exhibiting at the APPEA Conference and Exhibition. If you are attending the event and would like to meet with a spokesperson and see the ReadyCONNECT™TA12, please contact SpeedCast’s Marketing Manager for Australia and Pacific, Katia Gryadunova at kgryadunova@pactelint.com, or call +61 2 9086 2795.

About SpeedCast

SpeedCast is a leading global network and satellite communications service provider offering high-quality managed networks services in over 60 countries throughout Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Africa; and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide. With 16 international sales & support offices and 30 teleport operations, SpeedCast has a unique infrastructure to serve corporate and carriers' requirements globally.

SpeedCast has established a strong position in Australia with the acquisition of two major satellite industry players, Australian Satellite Communications and Pactel International. The company is serving a large base of oil & gas and mining customers around the country and can leverage a team of over 50 professionals in Australia and over 100 in Asia-Pacific to support the needs of its natural resources customers in the region. Recently opened office and teleport facilities in Perth complement SpeedCast’s presence and infrastructure in the country with offices and facilities in Sydney, Darwin, and Adelaide. In Asia-Pacific, SpeedCast’s infrastructure covers the region's other major oil & gas and mining hubs: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Port Moresby and Dubai, allowing SpeedCast to support their customers wherever they operate.

 



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