The Australian mining construction boom has seen just as many challenges as there are opportunities. Many of the current mining sites are located in remote regions and operational costs are high with miners flying-in and out of the location. Competition is also high among mining companies in retaining the best staff, and employers are looking at new technologies that can assist in better employee welfare.
OUT There Magazine reports on how VSAT satellite technology is changing the employee retention strategies of many mining operators. NewSat Australia is in focus, as it offers high-quality, cost-effective connectivity and expanded bandwidth to support individual platforms for on-site 5-star entertainment for the mining sector.
Aside from delivering internet from satellite to the remote mining locations, satellite communications also provide entertainment platforms like FTA television, Foxtel, and radio connectivity. Keeping workers motivated is key in staff retention in the mining industry, and improved work environments that allow them to connect with the rest of the world even in the remotest locations, are a step in the right direction.
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