Swift Networks to provide telco services and entertainment content to WA mining camps

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Swift Networks to provide telco services and entertainment content to WA mining camps

Telco Swift Networks has landed multi-year contracts to provide telecommunications services and entertainment content to new and existing mining camps in Western Australia.

Swift will be providing its services to about 825 end users from clients Pilbara Minerals, Talison Lithium and Altura Mining.

The contract with Pilbara Minerals will have its 300-man Pilgangoora Camp connected with Swift’s offerings, while also providing wi-fi capability and managed services.

Talison Lithium’s North Greenbushes camp in the south of Perth will receive the Swift offerings, having its 200 rooms connected to movies on demand and wireless internet in addition to free-to-air TV.

Altura Mining meanwhile will have its 325-room camp in Pilgangoora outfitted with a digital entertainment system with Hollywood movie content.

“We are delighted to support these globally significant miners’ staff by keeping them entertained, informed and in touch with home through the Swift system,” Swift chief executive Xavier Kris said.

“Our long record of accomplishment in multiple resources contexts is ensuring that Swift is front of mind for the companies driving the next phase of growth in Australian mining.”

The company also expects to see continued growth in its customer base in the 2018 financial year, citing a “strong” pipeline of potential new client sites currently under negotiation.

“Swift’s momentum in attracting marquee clients is reinforcing its leadership in mine-site communications at a time when the company’s prospects in aged care, retirement, hospitality and student accommodation are increasingly attractive,” Kris said.

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