Sydney, Australia, July 21, 2016 - SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, today announced that it has been awarded the Communications Alliance and CommsDay (ACOMM) Award for ‘Satellite Provider of the Year.’ The accolade recognises excellence in the provision of satellite communications or satellite-related products and services in Australia.
SpeedCast has been instrumental in supporting the transmission of vital and sensitive information for military and government operations, such as the Australian Department of Defence, as well as supplying mission critical communications to the Wheatstone project. In the last 24 months, it has strategically invested in its infrastructure in Australia to support vital and secure communications to the rest of the world. In 2015, SpeedCast acquired two prime teleport facilities in Australia’s West and South Coasts, which are both recognised as highly secure Global Access Points, supporting certified classified networks. These teleports have been integrated into SpeedCast’s global satellite network and play an important role providing best-in-class network communications services to customers around Asia-Pacific and all the way into the Middle East and Africa.
SpeedCast’s teleports are interconnected via a dedicated, uncontended and fully redundant MPLS network to core Data Centres worldwide. The network connects all key network Points of Presence via a high quality, low latency and uncontended terrestrial backbone, providing high-speed backhaul links for hosted customers, allowing them to seamlessly move their voice, data or video traffic as needed.
SpeedCast also became an ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management); ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management Systems); and OHSAS 18001:2007 (OHS Management System) compliant organisation across all of its Australian and Pacific operations. These certifications highlight SpeedCast’s commitment to best-in-class processes for its partners, customers and its own staff.
“We are thrilled to be awarded with the ACOMM Award for Satellite Provider of the Year,” commented Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast. “At SpeedCast we strongly believe in assuring our employees, customers and stakeholders that we are continually improving the quality of our communications network. Our global network and infrastructure footprint has been developed over the last decade and is second to none. We are pleased to support the Australian government and large enterprise customers with their communications requirements in Australia and beyond.”
SpeedCast was presented with the award at the 10th Anniversary of the Annual Communications Alliance COMM Awards Dinner, which took place at the Four Points by Sheraton in Sydney on Wednesday 20 July 2016.