The World Teleport Association has once again recognized Australian independent satellite specialist NewSat Ltd as one of the top teleport operators in the world. In its annual world rankings, NewSat Ltd was included in the top 5 of the “Fast Twenty” list which ranks teleport-operating companies based on year-on-year revenue growth.
The WTA also listed NewSat as top 10 in the Independent Top Twenty of 2012 list, which ranks independent teleport operators based on revenues from all sources. The list excludes companies whose primary business is the owners and operations of its own satellite fleet or terrestrial network.
Last year, the World Teleport Association honoured Newsat Founder and CEO Adrian Ballintine as the Teleport Executive of the Year. During this year’s SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition which was held in Washington, NewSat was also named as a top 3 Finalist in the Independent Teleport of the Year category for its teleports located in Adelaide and Perth.
NewSat Ltd was featured in The Australian courtesy a report by James Dunn. In the newspaper, Dunn looks into the strategies of the company especially with the financing of the Jabiru Satellite Program. The project aims at launching Australia’s first independently owned commercial satellite, and progress on the first spacecraft, the Jabiru-1, has been within schedule after Lockheed Martin announced a few months back it had successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review.
Dunn also interview Adrian Ballintine, the Founder and CEO of NewSat Ltd. Mr. Ballintine explained how the company is acquiring several orbital slots to support its Jabiru Program, as well as meet the increasing demand for satellite capacity not only in Australia but also across the globe. NewSat Ltd has been enjoying increased revenues from its teleport services thanks to solid support from the mining and military sectors.
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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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NewSat Limited (ASX: NWT), Australia’s satellite company, is pleased to announce that over the 2012 financial year, the Monthly Recurring Revenue of the teleport business has increased by 24% to US$3.1 million per month. The US$600,000 increase in Monthly Recurring Revenue is due to a significant number of new teleport customer contracts signed over the 2012 financial year. The 306 new teleport contracts signed are worth US$12.68 million of additional revenue and are incremental to the Company’s existing contract base.
The US$12.68 million of new teleport business contracts announced during the 12 month period include:
In commenting on the FY2012 new teleport sales, Adrian Ballintine, NewSat Founder and CEO said:
“Our internationally acclaimed teleport business continues its stellar global growth, as our blue chip customers continue to demand high quality communications to support their mission critical business activities. The US$12.68 million in new teleport contracts is incremental to our existing revenue base and has increased our monthly recurring revenues by 24% to US$3.1 million per month.”
“In addition to the commendable sales result for FY2012, the NewSat teleports were rated Top 3 in the world at the World Teleport Awards in March 2012, which reinforces their status as the best teleports in the Australasia region. FY2013 exhibits all the signs of being another exciting growth year for NewSat, as our teleport sales pipeline remains very solid. This continued growth potential is being driven by ongoing demand from Australasia, South Asia and the Middle East, and last week’s signing of the Wheatstone Project for a multi-million dollar contract was a great kick start to the current financial year.”
MilSat magazine interviews NewSat’s Senior Director for the Americas, Diego Paldao, about the satellite industry’s next generation of satellite technology, Ka-band.
Diego discusses the latest satellite frequency, the importance of satellite communications for military and government operations and how Australia’s Jabiru Satellite Program will provide “new” capacity to high demand regions around the world.