Datasat launches remote communications microsite for mining

Datasat_remote_3Remote communications specialist Datasat Communications has launched a new microsite designed specifically for the mining industry

The microsite ( provides information for professionals responsible for delivering highly reliable and cost-effective networking to mining sites that are constantly being explored, constructed, exhausted and relocated.

The mining sites are more often located in extremely remote areas where local physical infrastructure or cellular networks are not capable of supporting the communications links. In such a scenario, the ability to deliver effective voice, data and video connectivity would impact every element of a site's operation.

Datasat Communications general manager, Bernie Branfield, explained, "Effective remote communications is more essential to the mining industry than almost any other sector. Companies need to access and share data intensive, bandwidth hungry applications in real time.

"Selecting the correct solution for any specific mine location can be extremely difficult. We hope that this microsite will help to explain the options available and how organisations can maximise their communications investment," Branfield added.

Datasat_remoteThe company, which has experience of creating remote communications infrastructures in some of the harshest environments in the world, has already successfully designed and implemented a remote communications infrastructure for the site of a large mining operator in West Africa.

Datasat developed a system that delivered satellite coverage that allowed the site to make cost-effective use of flexible bandwidth allocation, integrating it with the operator's corporate network and headquarters in UK.

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