SkyTel’s Coverage of Papua New Guinea

On Saturday we had our satellite consultant Declan Jones stand alongside leaders of our industry at the PITA Members Meeting at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC)  and spoke about the SkyTel Telecommunications orbit offerings. 

Showing that a hybrid solution is the way forward in this ever expanding industry.

“Our industry has a bright future ahead for all involved. Showing that our industry is growing rapidly with no indication of slowing down and I hope by standing up and talking about these topics, it will encourage other young like minded professionals to do the same” said Satellite Consultant Declan Jones after speaking.

Declan Jones talks about Skytel’s Orbit Offerings at PITA

On Saturday we had our satellite consultant Declan Jones stand alongside leaders of our industry at the PITA Members Meeting at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC)  and spoke about the SkyTel Telecommunications orbit offerings. 

Showing that a hybrid solution is the way forward in this ever expanding industry.

“Our industry has a bright future ahead for all involved. Showing that our industry is growing rapidly with no indication of slowing down and I hope by standing up and talking about these topics, it will encourage other young like minded professionals to do the same” said Satellite Consultant Declan Jones after speaking.

Satellite Communications to the Rescue in PNG

PNG internet service providers are leveraging SkyTel’s rapid-deploy solutions to secure the country’s internet connectivity during a period of uncertainty as undersea cables are rebuilt after natural disasters cut essential connectivity.

SkyTel has established a link between Australia and Port Moresby using C-Band satellite spectrum and geostationary satellite capacity provided by Intelsat to buttress PNG’s connectivity while maintenance is performed on the damaged Coral Sea Cable System (CS2). SkyTel’s robust and resilient solution has an operational and environmental advantage of maintaining and ensuring connectivity through inclement weather without degradation while the fibre optic undersea cable system is taken offline for repair. 

Recent events have demonstrated fibre’s vulnerability to natural disasters in the Pacific. The Tonga-Ha’apai volcano eruption and tsunami and the periodic earthquakes in PNG as a symptom of its position in the Ring of Fire, highlights the risk of relying on a single technology solution for internet connectivity.

SkyTel’s Senior Satellite Consultant Evan Kirk said, “SkyTel continues to dispel the myth that satellite services have become redundant as we are called on time and time again to bolster and reconnect communities that have been affected by natural disasters. Time and time again, satellite services are relied on to restore essential services.”

“Our objective is to promote the essential role of satellite communications services as part of any telecommunications infrastructure network to ensure the strength and reliability of services for the communities they connect,” he added.

SkyTel is committed to working with our Pacific neighbours and delivering modern, resilient satcoms solutions when these events occur, a demonstration of the important relationships that Australian businesses maintain with our Pacific neighbours. 

SkyTel IoT

SkyTel is excited to announce it’s Sky IoT service. Our SkyIoT service is specifically designed to support and offer a flexible service to those in need.

The SkyTel IoT is designed specifically for IoT applications, SkyTel’s SkyIoT terminal offers users versatility and flexibility. SkyTel’s Sky-IoT terminal is the epitome of plug-and-play with only three simple set-up components.

Equipped with Power Over Ethernet technology, with the option to be 100% solar powered, the Sky-IoT terminal is ideal for pure IP applications even in the most remote location

Rotuma Island, North of Fiji

Skytel helping bring internet to the most remote areas in the South Pacific. SkyTel has successfully installed and commissioned two SkyNet services on Rotuma Island, in the Far North of Fiji.

This island had no other satellites installed in the area before. We are honoured to be able to provide the communications they need. End users tell us they are very happy to have their first reliable internet service.

If you work or live in a remote location and have communications issues. Please reach out to one of our team or email us: hello@skytel.com.au

IMARC 2022

The SkyTel team attended the IMARC conference in Sydney last week and connected with some of the world’s leading providers in the mining Industry.

It was interesting to hear about the connectivity challenges the mining sector is facing and to learn more about the innovative ways satellite communications are being used to bridge the digital divide.

The team had a great time learning all about how the leading industry providers are tackling remote area communications. Looking forward to next year’s event and the continued chance to learn and improve the digital divide that is currently being faced by many in the industry.