Monday, November 5th, 2012 - Pactel International
Recently Pactel International partnered with RuralTech Developments, an existing service provider in Papua New Guinea to supply enhanced satellite communications services to remote provinces of the country.

Initially, Pactel designed and provided three corporate links to resource-related companies operating in PNG, with plans to expand into education, finance and other sectors in the near future. All three projects utilise Pactel’s carrier-grade NSS-9 Platform and are optimised via Pactel’s bandwidth management tools.

Earlier this year, Pactel provided separate corporate links to two locations associated with the PNG LNG Project: Red Sea Housing and one of the major contractors of the LNG Project. Both sites are now equipped with access to corporate data, internet and voice applications as well as allowing for the recreational or worker welfare communications.

The latest RuralTech Developments project involved designing a tailored network for High Arctic Energy Services to allow the company to duplicate and migrate their corporate data into the satellite cloud, so it can be securely accessed across four remote locations. Commissioned in May 2012, the cloud-based platform is directly connected to servers co-located with Pactel’s data centre, resulting in minimal latency, and therefore increased reliability and efficiency.

“Pactel International’s unique (satellite cloud) design provided our customer with an end-to-end inherently secure private network, whilst being cost-effective by maintaining a single set of server infrastructure in a centralised location”, said Shahram Honarzad (Shaz), Director at RuralTech Developments. “In addition, High Arctic’s field personnel now have improved accessibility through CITRIX and other RDP application enhancements.”, added Mr Honarzad.

As for Pactel International, the new partnership with RuralTech Developments strengthened the company position as a dedicated service provider to the mining, oil and gas industry as well as allowing further expansion on its capabilities in providing value-added services across satellite networks.
“Satellite communications is an innovation-driven industry”, said Nick Miller, Sales Manager at Pactel International”. “Recent projects with Rural Technologies enabled us to apply latest innovations in satellite cloud computing and bandwidth management combined with our recent ROCK solution to remain on top of our game”.

As a part of its strategy going forward, Rural Technologies is currently expanding into the education and finance markets. Consequently, there are more PNG-based satellite projects in Pactel’s line of sight.

Contact Profile

Pactel International

Pactel International is a privately held Australian satellite communications company with its directors having more than 25 years of experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry.

Pactel International focuses on data, voice and general telecommunications services within the Asia-Pacific Region. The Company implements fully customized solutions to match their customers’ specific telecommunications needs; from point to point links through to fully managed networks.

With the head office in Sydney, Australia, and regional offices in the Pacific Islands, Pactel International offers support to all of their customers who live and work in similar time zones. Pactel International works closely with their customers and adopts a hands-on approach during the design, implementation, and delivery of all solutions.
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P: +614 144 22371

Rural Tech Developments

Rural Tech Development is a traditional and independent Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider established since 2005 in PNG. Our main focus is to provide professional solutions rather than selling products. We are committed to the highest level of customer service. We work closely with our customers and adopt a collaborative approach during the design, implementation, and delivery of all solutions to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Rural Tech Development mission is to provide customers with a complete solution to all their current and future ICT needs. We have established a reputation for quality work and plans to continue to enhance our image in the industry. Rural Tech Development has been able to excel in the market because the company is small, highly focused, and motivated. Size gives the company a competitive advantage, in that the company can respond quickly to changing opportunities and take advantage of the latest technologies. It can see where the industry is going and move in that direction more quickly than the competition.

Services and Products
Satellite Services, Fibre Optic Cabling, Network Integration, IT Consulting, Hosted and Virtual Services, Wireless Communication

Major Clients
High Arctic Energy Services, Transtel Communication/Exxon, Redsea Housing, Daewoo, Clough Curtains Joint Venture, Exxon Mobil, Spiecapag, MJ Electrical, Kenmore Group of Companies, BNG Trading, Gobe Field Engineering, Consolidated Contractors PNG Company.
Shahram Honarzad
P: +675 72100622


Pactel International, PNG Satellite Communications Provider



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