Australian telecommunications provider SpeedCast International has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract for satellite communications and network services by InterOil Corporation in Papua New Guinea.
SpeedCast will provide a range of field connectivity solutions to InterOil’s assets located in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea, including containerised satellite data and voice communications units, network services, and mobile satellite solutions.
Connectivity services will be provided to 12 locations, including base camps, construction sites and remote rig sites, which require rapid mobilisation and demobilisation. SpeedCast will expand the scope of its delivery beyond traditional satellite connectivity to include network services as well as mobile satellite solutions.
For the new contract SpeedCast proposed services that utilise C-band, Ku-band and L-band frequencies to meet the specific requirements of InterOil. The company will use the network to connect field locations for data and voice related IM services. The addition of primary and secondary satellite connections is expected to provide greater availability, while the containerised rig site solution and construction site solution should deliver greater portability.
The announcement follows SpeedCast’s successful acquisition of Hermes Datacomms, Geolink Satellite Services, and select NewSat assets this year, which have further enhanced SpeedCast’s products and services tailored for the energy sector.