Speedcast to Provide Broad Portfolio of Connectivity Services and Onsite IT Support for Sasol Drilling Exploration Camps in MozambiqueSpeedcast International Limited (
This contract marks Speedcast's first project for this South African-based customer and the sixth project in Mozambique, where Speedcast was the first to market in the establishment of a local entity, Speedcast Mozambique Lda. Under this entity, Speedcast will deliver a wide range of fully-managed services to Sasol's four base camps housing crew working on exploration and well delivery projects in-country. The solution is set up to account for potential harsh weather with C-band VSAT connectivity as well as terrestrial fiber optic backhaul, satellite phones and a terrestrial radio infrastructure including mobile data backup and portable radio over IP using Inmarsat BGAN. Value-added solutions include internal and external voice services, Wi-Fi and crew welfare communications to each site. Speedcast will provide 24/7 onsite IT support managing internet, firewalls, document storage, printing, VoIP and teleconferencing.
"Sasol has made a large investment in exploration in Mozambique, and we are proud to be the provider selected to support their critical operations and IT services in-country," says Keith Johnson, Speedcast's EVP of Energy. "We were referred to this customer by another one of our long-standing global Energy customers, which is truly an honor and a reflection of the quality of service our customers experience working with the Speedcast team. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership and strive to bring the best available networks and technology solutions to Sasol, to maximize their investment in this growing region."
The first camp will be completed and commissioned in November 2019, followed by additional sites in 2020. Additional services will be commissioned as the project scope progresses.
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Speedcast International Ltd (ASX:SDA) is the world's largest remote communications and IT services provider. The company delivers critical communications solutions through its multi-access technology, multi-band and multi-orbit network of 80+ satellites and an interconnecting global terrestrial network, bolstered by extensive local support from 40+ countries. Speedcast is uniquely positioned as a strategic partner, tailoring communications, IT and digital solutions to meet customer needs and enable business transformation. The company provides managed information services with differentiated technology offerings, including cybersecurity, crew welfare, content solutions, data and voice applications, IoT solutions and network systems integration services. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 3,200 customers in over 140 countries in sectors such as Maritime, Energy, Mining, Enterprise, Media, Cruise, Humanitarian and Government. Learn more at http://www.speedcast.com
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