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Swift Networks strikes gold with Aussie miner’s telco infrastructure upgrade

Swift Networks strikes gold with Aussie miner’s telco infrastructure upgrade

The network upgrade work will be followed by the provision of ongoing telecommunication services

Telecommunications and content solutions provider Swift Networks (ASX:SW1) has won a deal, in partnership with Telstra, to roll out fresh wireless network infrastructure for Australian gold miner St Barbara (ASX:SBM).

Swift Networks, which is publicly-listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), told shareholders on 15 May it had been chosen, in partnership with Telstra, to upgrade St Barbara’s digital entertainment and connectivity services at its 329-man camp in Leonora, Western Australia.

The deal sees Swift Networks and Telstra jointly install network infrastructure to deliver wireless internet to each room at the mining site and upgrade the existing internet link to a fibre-based solution.

The network upgrade work will be followed by the provision of ongoing telecommunication services for an initial period of 36 months, the company said.

Additionally, Swift Networks will provide its entertainment and crew welfare system to the site, with services including pay TV, wireless internet, free-to-air TV and support across the contract term.

“The strength of our blue-chip partnerships and the opportunities they are delivering are exciting for our business,” Swift Networks CEO Xavier Kris said.

“Telstra and Swift continue to successfully work side by side to deliver market leading solutions to the resources sector in addition to other verticals,” he said.

News of the St Barbara deal comes just days after Swift Networks announced it had won a $1.5 million deal through its partnership with DXC Technology.

In October 2017, Swift Networks announced a deal with DXC's Connect, which would offer Swift's full suite of services.

The agreement saw Swift become Connect’s preferred vendor for the provision of digital entertainment systems, content and services to complement Connect’s system integration solutions.

The $1.5 million deal announced in early May sees Swift Networks' entertainment and crew welfare solutions deployed to personnel sites of the oil and gas industry.

Specifically, the five-year deal will also count on ongoing monthly service and support fees from between 2,500 and 4,600 rooms each year.


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