Remote communication and IT solutions provider SpeedCast has opened an office in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), to support the company’s growing customer base in the energy and enterprise markets.
SpeedCast has been operating in the country for more than 10 years with an international gateway and self-sufficient standalone teleport, but this is its first office facility in PNG. The team includes 10 employees who focus on operations, engineering, sales and local support.
“Our new office in Papua New Guinea shows our commitment to investing in the country,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, SpeedCast. “We are pleased to employ local, highly skilled and trained workers that support our customers in the country.”
Through the years, SpeedCast has built a strong presence in PNG through the installation of a number of communication infrastructures. The group has made major strides in PNG’s oil and gas market by working with companies such as InterOil.
In 2014, SpeedCast supported the construction phase of the InterOil PNG LNG project, a US$19 billion development with a goal of efficiently and cost effectively commercializing the gas resources of PNG.
The firm was awarded the PNG LNG communications project, which relied on SpeedCast’s country-wide VSAT networks to provide connectivity to 26 remote drilling sites that were only accessible via helicopter. SpeedCast installed communications equipment and solutions to quickly and seamlessly enable end-to-end communications for on-the-ground teams.
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