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Monday, 04 May 2015 16:19

Nextgen connects Pilbara miner with Perth ops centre Featured


Nextgen Networks has secured a deal with mining company Roy Hill to provide high-speed data connections between the miner’s communications system in Port Hedland and its Perth-based remote operations centre.

The deal comes less than a month after former AAPT boss David Yuile took over the reins as CEO of Nextgen on 8 April.

Yuile was at the helm of then struggling AAPT when it was sold for the pennies on the dollar price of $450 million by Telecom New Zealand to TPG Telecom in December 2013.

Speaking about the Roy Hill deal, Yuile said it was particularly pleasing to win the tender as the company has increased its presence in the WA mining sector.

“As new technologies are introduced in the mining industry, Nextgen is actively working to provide companies in the West with competitive solutions which support these new capabilities.

“We are investing more than $100m in the North West Submarine Cable from Port Hedland to Darwin with our project partners, Alcatel Submarine Networks, a project that will deliver state-of-the-art, high-speed data communications services to offshore and onshore resource operations.”

Yuile said Nextgen had a successful track record of delivering major ICT infrastructure for business and Government, and with North West Cable project, and the company was “building on this success and delivering solutions to the oil and gas industries and the broader resources sector.”

As well as network connectivity services, Nextgen owns and operates a network of vendor-neutral colocation data centres across Australia through its data centre division, Metronode.



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