NewSat’s Jabiru Satellite Program is set to deliver more powerful satellite broadband solutions not only for rural clients, but also to enterprise customers and government projects like nationwide broadband networks. The fleet of Ka band satellites are a new generation of birds that can deliver high-throughput capacity, and more efficient support for bandwidth intensive applications. NewSat Ltd has already schedule the first satellite of the fleet, the Jabiru 1, for a 2014 launch. Once in orbit, it will become Australia’s first fully owned commercial satellite, delivering new capacity across the Middle East, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Enterprise customers will benefit from this project, and could take advantage of the Ka band satellites for various applications like satellite internet, Voice over Internet Protocol, and even video and voice conferencing.
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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