Miners dig high-tech sites


OUTthere magazine reports on VSAT satellite technology’s ability to improve remote mine site conditions by providing faster, higher-quality and more cost-effective connectivity. Due to opportunities for remote miners to expand their bandwidth, these systems now provide more secure, individual platforms, allowing miners to receive comparable internet speeds and enjoy the latest 5-Star entertainment.

Ashley Neale, regional sales manager of Australian satellite communications company NewSat, states how ‘mine site entertainment has come a long way from phone calls and limited internet, now each worker receives a complete entertainment platform delivering free-to-air television, Foxtel, radio and internet via satellite communications, rivaling many metropolitan solutions. Being away from home can be tough on workers and keeping them happy will not only motivate them, but will lead to lower staff turnover rates’.