Wednesday, 9 April 2014

SpeedCast Brings Improved Mobile Satellite Communications to Australia's Oil & Gas Market:

Perth, Australia, April 7, 2014 – SpeedCast, one of the world’s major international satellite telecommunications service providers, will host the first product demo of its latest development - the ReadyCONNECT™TA12 solution at this year’s APPEA Conference and Exhibition. The demonstration will give IT professionals in the oil & gas industry a chance to learn about the benefits of using the market’s latest mobile satellite communications system, and discuss their specific connectivity challenges.

ReadyCONNECT™TA12 is a mobile VSAT solution that combines portability and rapid deployment equipment, providing instant access to internet, wireless and voice applications. The solution is specifically designed for fast temporary or long term deployments, as well as frequent site relocations. Its simplified design enables it to be deployed on site much quicker than was possible before, requires no technical knowledge and can be operated by non-technical personnel.

“Communications and logistics are the most complex challenges that today’s oil and gas companies face,” said Mark Borgas, SpeedCast’s VP of Australia-Pacific. “Exploration teams need to communicate as if remote sites are only extensions to their corporate network and finding a solution compatible with specific network requirements, yet portable and robust enough to suit frequent site relocations, can be a difficult task. ReadyCONNECT™TA12 optimizes the logistics process associated with the relocation of exploration and construction sites, while cost-effectively managing bandwidth and equipment across all locations.”
ReadyCONNECT™TA12 is secure and delivers scalable data speeds to meet changing usage requirements, extends wireless coverage of up to 1km and provides a variety of bandwidth options with true broadband speeds and a range of contention ratios from 1:1 to 1:10. Customers have access to SpeedCast’s 24/7 support team and an online monitoring portal to ensure optimal operation.

Marc Russo, Managing Director at Australian Camp Services, commented: “Setting up a traditional VSAT service can be difficult and resource-consuming when relocating - dismantling, transporting and installing equipment and often incurs extra time and costs in the logistics chain. Having a communication solution that is quick to deploy, can be up and running in a short lead time and requires no technical staff to operate it would have a significant impact on our business and on the industry.”

This launch of ReadyCONNECT™TA12 follows the opening of SpeedCast’s new Perth office and further supports its commitment to address the needs of oil, gas and mining customers in the region.

SpeedCast will be exhibiting at the APPEA Conference and Exhibition. If you are attending the event and would like to meet with a spokesperson and see the ReadyCONNECT™TA12, please contact SpeedCast’s Marketing Manager for Australia and Pacific, Katia Gryadunova at kgryadunova@pactelint.com, or call +61 2 9086 2795.


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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

To strengthen our corporate identity in target markets worldwide, effective 18th January, Pactel International commenced operating under the SpeedCast name. For more information, please read the press release below.


SpeedCast to streamline acquisitions into single identity to position the company as top 5 industry player globally.
Honolulu, Hawaii, January 18, 2014 – SpeedCast, one of the world’s major international satellite telecommunications service providers, today announced the latest step along its global expansion journey – a unifying of its brand to create a single new force with a top five position in the industry.
With more than 15 years experience, SpeedCast has enjoyed sustained success and growth from its base in Hong Kong and now supports customers across more than 60 countries through 16 sales and support offices, 30 teleport operations and a network of 150 partners. Since embarking on its global expansion two years ago, SpeedCast has acquired other established satellite industry players, Australian Satellite Communications, Pactel International and Elektrikom Satellite Services.
“We already have leadership market positions in Asia Pacific for land VSAT services – as well as globally for maritime – and the time has come to deliver on our vision of becoming a true global leader by taking this next step forward,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast.
“We are proud of our heritage in Asia and our commitment to Asia remains total and passionate. But in our dynamic growth process we have developed global experience and capability and today’s announcement is all about positioning the company as a true world player – to the benefit of all of our customers in particular and to the market worldwide.”
SpeedCast is making its announcement on the opening day of the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, where many of its customers will be attending. The company will also be appearing and speaking at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) at the same venue on the following day.
SpeedCast offers a vast range of services across satellite technology, including broadband services, managed network services and value added services such as VOIP and WAN optimization.  Industries served include Oil & Gas, Mining, Telcos, Government and maritime, where the company has established a true one-stop shop with a world class infrastructure for secure communications.
SpeedCast’s maritime business is a new emerging force in with a leadership position in Asia and growing momentum in Europe.  Within the maritime sector, SpeedCast has a reputation for total service and innovation; such as when it pioneered the first global Ku-band satellite communications network with auto-beam switching. It now offers a full range of C-band and Ku-band services. 
“Maritime is typical of the SpeedCast commitment to world class customer service and delivery,” added Mr Beylier.
“We take a consultative approach, working with our customers to help them select the best solutions available based on their requirements. We are technology and frequency agnostic and operate the largest suite of solutions to give us all the options possible. This approach is being developed for our customers across all our markets and segments as we move towards making SpeedCast the “go to” organisation for all aspects of satellite communications, wherever they are.”
ENDS

About SpeedCast
SpeedCast is a leading global network and satellite communications service provider offering high-quality managed networks services in over 60 countries throughout Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Africa; and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide.  With 16 international sales & support offices and 30 teleport operations, SpeedCast has a unique infrastructure to serve corporate and carriers' requirements globally. SpeedCast has distinguished itself with a strong operational expertise and a highly efficient support organization, which are the foundation of SpeedCast's success.  For more information, visit www.SpeedCast.com.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Pactel International expands its TIER 1 IP Backbone to New Caledonia

Sydney, Australia, 20th November 2013, Pactel International (“Pactel”), a leading telecommunications provider and a member of the SpeedCast Group, today announced an expansion of its TIER 1 IP Backbone to New Caledonia. Pactel was chosen by the local Carrier, OPT New Caledonia (“OPT NC”) to provide a large trunk of IP Backbone capacity to support OPT’s growing demand for greater bandwidth; supporting 3G services and future technology roll out in the territory.

The new network is strategically interconnected with Pactel’s two peering points in Sydney and therefore facilitates settlement-free peering with Pactel’s major peering partners including Microsoft, Yahoo, Akamai, Youtube and thereby promotes faster Internet speeds.
New Caledonia is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the Pacific region, with a high GDP per capita and vast mineral reserves. It is one of the first adopters of the Pacific fibre network rollout, and remains at the forefront of innovation in telecommunications services available to its citizens.

Pactel’s TIER 1 solution inherently minimizes latency and jitter, reduces packet loss and enhances OPT’s overall network capacity. Consequently, the upgraded network is expected to deliver high quality, high capacity Internet services to OPT’s growing number of wholesale, content provider and enterprise customers, as well as the end users. With Pactel’s solution, OPT NC will continue leading the Pacific carrier market by being at the cutting edge of technology and innovation.

Director of Telecommunications Services, Bernard Idoux, of OPT New Caledonia said: “Pactel’s expertise in providing telecommunications solutions proved to be invaluable to OPT for the past fourteen years. With the extension of the fibre network roll out, we are confident in Pactel’s ability to effectively deliver and manage our IP connectivity services.”
The service is supported by 24/7 network monitoring and support from Pactel’s Network Operations Centre, and provides Pactel’s wholesale model reporting capabilities.
Steffen Holzt, Sales Director at Pactel International commented: “We appreciate the trust OPT have put into Pactel for providing them with connectivity, on which the whole country can rely on. Our strategy to invest into high capacity infrastructure is paying off with OPT New Caledonia being the fourth country to rely on our wholesale IP connectivity services.”

About Pactel International
Founded in 2003, Pactel International is an Australian-based satellite communications provider, supplying connectivity across all areas of the Asia-Pacific region. Our offerings range from commercial and corporate to carrier-grade networks that support services such as Internet, Private WAN, Telephony, Voice and Wireless.
Pactel’s primary mission is to provide remotely-based businesses and communities with peace of mind by keeping them connected: constantly, reliably and efficiently. Accordingly, we are committed to providing a communication infrastructure that reflects the diversity of our end-user requirements: from small businesses to resource sector through to resellers and wholesalers.

By joining forces with the SpeedCast Group in May 2013, Pactel has reinforced our customer commitment, enhanced our ability to provide global coverage, and expanded our service portfolio, including telecommunications, network management and maritime solutions.  We are further able to deliver a wider and more diverse-carrier network and infrastructure for all of our customers.
For further information please contact:
Katia Gryadunova
Marketing & Communications Manager
Pactel International
Phone: +61 2 9086 2795
Fax: +61 2 9531 8391


Monday, 21 October 2013

Australian Institute of Export presents Pactel with a “Highly Commended” Award in the NSW ICT Category

On Wednesday 16 October, Pactel International was presented with a “Highly Commended” award for their work exporting ICT services to Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East.   

Ian Murray, Executive Chairman of the Export Council of Australia congratulated Pactel on the achievement: "Last night in Sydney the state’s best of the best exporters were rewarded for excellence at the NSW Premier’s NSW Export Awards. The Premier’s NSW Export Awards showcased the state’s best of the best exporters, in front of an audience of over six hundred guests and Guest of Honour the Hon Andrew Stoner, Deputy Premier of NSW.  This year’s awards showcased some truly innovative companies, particularly in all export sectors and we congratulate Pactel International on their success.”

Andrew Taylor, General Manager – Pactel International said: “in 2013, Pactel has seen remarkable growth in overseas markets including PNG, Pacific Islands and the Middle East. We are honoured for this success to be recognised by the Australian Institute of Export.”

Pactel International is a SpeedCast Group Company.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tonga Cable Limited Selects Pactel International to Support the Fibre Optic Rollout in the Pacific Islands by Supplying IP Connectivity


Sydney, Australia, 18th September 2013, Pactel International (“Pactel”), a leading satellite communications provider in Asia-Pacific and a member of the SpeedCast Group, today announced that Tonga Cable Limited (“TCL”) has selected Pactel to provide IP connectivity for their new fibre optic cable, connecting the islands of Tonga to an international fibre network via the Southern Cross cable in Fiji. Fibre connectivity will replace the existing satellite network, also provided by Pactel, which is planned to be deployed as a backup link to provide automatic redundancy in case of a fibre network failure.
Tonga’s growing network has expanded from 40Mbps to 160Mbps and is expected to reach unprecedented levels of performance with minimal delay. The residents of Tonga will now have access to faster Internet speed and higher bandwidth capacity at a more affordable price.
Robert Bolouri, CEO, of TCL said: “Pactel International has a track record of providing reliable connectivity into the Pacific Islands. We are confident that consolidating Tonga’s fibre and satellite services with Pactel will allow Tonga Cable to reach new levels of Internet service performance and enhance reliability of the entire network”.
The service is supported by 24/7 network monitoring and support from Pactel’s Network Operations Centre and, if required, Pactel’s field technician support.
The connection between Tonga and Fiji is part of the regional connectivity project which is aimed at connecting the Pacific Islands through fibre optic cable.
“The roll-out of the Pacific Islands’ fibre network will enable our customers to have access to the worlds fastest and most reliable Internet connectivity, that they were previously unable to enjoy”, said Andrew Taylor, General Manager at Pactel International. “We are honoured that TCL chose Pactel for IP connectivity services,” Taylor added.

About Pactel International
Founded in 2003, Pactel International is an Australian-based satellite communications provider, supplying connectivity across all areas of the Asia-Pacific region. Our offerings range from commercial and corporate to carrier-grade networks that support services such as Internet, Private WAN, Telephony, Voice and Wireless.
Pactel’s primary mission is to provide remotely-based businesses and communities with peace of mind by keeping them connected: constantly, reliably and efficiently. Accordingly, we are committed to providing a communication infrastructure that reflects the diversity of our end-user requirements: from small businesses to resource sector through to resellers and wholesalers.
Pactel joined the SpeedCast Group in May 2013.  This  reinforces Pactel’s customer commitment by enabling us to provide global coverage; expand our service portfolio to offer an integration of telecommunications, network management and maritime solutions; and have access to a wider, diverse-carrier network and infrastructure.

For further information please contact:
Katia Gryadunova
Marketing & Communications Manager
Pactel International
Phone: +61 2 9086 2795
Fax: +61 2 9531 8391

About Tonga Limited
Tonga Cable Limited was formed in November 2009, with approval of Government of Tonga, to build and manage a submarine fibre optic cable to connect Tonga to an international network.

 After careful analysis of all the alternatives, connection to Southern Cross in Fiji was selected as the best option. The project is financed partially by World Bank, partially by Asian Development Bank and the balance is provided by Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC).
Connection between Tonga and Fiji is part of the regional connectivity project which is aimed at connecting all Pacific Islands through submarine fibre optic cable.
For further information please contact:
Marketing Manager 
+676 21616


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Pactel International continues it's series of satellite communications seminars to support Australia's natural resources sector: http://www.pactelint.com/news/detail.php?Pactel-continues-its-series-of-Satellite-Communications-Seminars-to-support-the-Natural-Resource-Sector-along-Australia-s-East-Coast-58
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