Monday, July 16th, 2012
Pactel International has designed and deployed a scalable communication solution for Macarthur Minerals Limited, an Iron Ore exploration and development company operating in Western Australia.

The end-to-end, managed satellite service installed at Macarthur Minerals exploration camp, a remote location that is 240km north west of Kalgoorlie, is designed to meet both the business needs of the company and the personal needs of its staff living onsite. The service supports simultaneous, but separated, corporate voice and data applications and recreational traffic; and is designed to allow for future growth and expansion as required.

Supporting both the needs of the site and the needs of the site staff leverages Pactel’s bandwidth management capabilities. Pactel’s engineers adopted the latest Quality of Service (QoS) technology to prioritise voice telephony and corporate data over personal traffic. The QoS component ensures that Macarthur’s day-to-day work and communication remain uninterrupted by the worker welfare traffic that is able to use remaining satellite capacity.

Pactel also deployed acceleration technology to enhance and optimize the satellite link. The acceleration platform speeds communications with both Macarthur’s corporate network and the public Internet, with local caching of internet content and rich media, in one device at the remote site.

Pactel deployed wireless coverage throughout the camp, supporting staff’s personal devices via a locally-managed portal with user login control.

“Handling corporate data while also providing direct access to the Internet for on-site workers helps keep them in touch with friends and family, and improves their quality of life during deployment,” said Dr Lloyd Wood, Engineering Manager for Pactel International.

“We are grateful to Pactel’s engineering team for designing a well-balanced service, allowing us to consistently maintain daily site operations and keep our workers content –all without putting a strain on available bandwidth”, said Suzy Phillips, Corporate Services Manager, Macarthur Minerals.

Steffen Holzt, Executive Director of Pactel added further: “We are extremely proud of supplying a fully customised, integrated network that worked so well for our customer. Projects like these are Pactel's future – thanks to the customers like Macarthur Minerals who appreciate our value add.

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Pactel International

Pactel International is an Australian-owned, global satellite communications provider, supplying connectivity across all areas of the Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East

Pactel International provides data, voice and general telecommunications services, focusing on remote locations within Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. 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 across the Asia-Pacific, Pactel International offers support to all of their customers 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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Macarthur Minerals

Macarthur Minerals Limited is an Australian based resource development company currently focused on developing its Ularring Hematite Project, located in the Yilgarn iron ore district in Western Australia. The Ularring Hematite Project is located 110 km from rail infrastructure with a direct connection to the iron ore exporting Port of Esperance, Western Australia.
The Ularring Hematite Project has an indicated Mineral Resource of 54.46 Mt at 47.2% Fe and an inferred Mineral Resource of 25.99 Mt at 45.4% Fe (press release dated June 14, 2012; NI43-101 Technical Report dated June 29, 2012). In addition, Macarthur’s Moonshine Magnetite Project has an inferred Mineral Resource of 1.3 Bt at 30.1% Fe (press release dated December 15, 2010; NI43-101 Technical Report dated March 25, 2011).

Positive Preliminary Economic Assessments were released to the market on the Ularring Hematite Project in November 2011 (press release dated November 21, 2011; Technical Report dated January 4, 2012) and the Moonshine Magnetite Project in February 2011 (press release dated February 7, 2011, Technical Report dated March 25 2011).



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