St. Petersburg, Florida – March 5, 2013 – ITC Global, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise grade satellite communications on a global basis to mining, energy and maritime businesses, announced today that is has signed a long term agreement to provide Kinross Gold Corporation with a comprehensive satellite communications network and bandwidth service for its mining sites in Russia. This agreement will give Kinross an end-to-end satellite communications network to enable the highest functionality and reliability of its existing ERP and IT systems.
Under this agreement, ITC Global will work with Kinross to upgrade its existing network and to provide increased network access to its most rugged and remote mine locations in Russia. This bespoke network designed by ITC Global will provide Kinross with state-of-the-art technology and access to the highest caliber of equipment available, and will support Kinross’ business in Russia for the next five years. Through use of newer satellites, enhanced technology, and engineering innovation, ITC Global is able to provide Kinross with more than ten times its existing bandwidth at less than three times the existing cost, supported by enhanced reliability.
"Through our work with ITC Global, we are able to increase our efficiencies in Russia, where operating conditions can be difficult due to the remote sub-arctic location of our mine," said David Cefai, Chief Information Officer of Kinross. "We are continually increasing our automation through reliable communication systems, and we are pleased that ITC Global is helping Kinross to maintain its standard of excellence in all areas of operations."
"We are excited to continue to work with Kinross and grow our existing relationship with them", said Joe Spytek, Chief Executive Officer of ITC Global. "This high level of technical engineering and support that we are providing Kinross demonstrates the expertise that is characteristic of ITC Global, and we are proud that Kinross has recognized our unmatched capabilities, execution, and commitment in building complex networks once again."
Building upon the Kinross agreement and leveraging its strong and growing footprint, ITC Global is continuing to design and support enterprise grade networks for the world’s largest mining corporations. ITC Global recently announced that it has opened a sales office and support center in Toronto that is fully staffed with a highly technical team to service its current and future customers in the Canada region, with a focus on the mining and energy enterprises. ITC Global provides design, installation, service, maintenance, and support for private networks, and is recognized for providing faster, more reliable and more cost-effective connectivity for corporations worldwide.