Communications provider awarded IT support contract in Mozambique

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Communication service company to provide IT support in Mozambique
Speedcast to provide connectivity services and onsite IT support for Sasol in Mozambique.
Communication service company to provide IT support in Mozambique
Speedcast to provide connectivity services and onsite IT support for Sasol in Mozambique.

Remote communications service, Speedcast, has been awarded a contract to provide services to Sasol. The multi-year project will see the company deliver communications and onsite IT support at four oil & gas exploration camps in Mozambique. The announcement was made on Thursday, 1 August 2019. 

Speedcast notes that while this is their first project for Sasol, it is the sixth time they have been awarded projects in Mozambique. 

The company says their solution is to “set up to account for potentially harsh weather with C-band VSAT connectivity as well as terrestrial fibre optic backhaul, satellite phones and a terrestrial radio infrastructure including mobile data backup and portable radio over IP using Inmarsat BGAN”. 

“Value-added solutions include internal and external voice services, Wi-Fi and crew welfare communications to each site. Speedcast will provide 24/7 onsite IT support managing internet, firewalls, document storage, printing, VoIP and teleconferencing”.

“Sasol has made a large investment in exploration in Mozambique, and we are proud to be the provider selected to support their critical operations and IT services in-country,” says Keith Johnson, Speedcast’s EVP of Energy. 

“We were referred to this customer by another one of our long-standing global Energy customers, which is truly an honour and a reflection of the quality of service our customers experience working with the Speedcast team. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership and strive to bring the best available networks and technology solutions to Sasol, to maximise their investment in this growing region.”

The first camp is said to be completed and commissioned in November 2019, followed by additional sites in 2020.

Edited by Jenna Cook

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