Perth, Australia – June 17, 2013 – ITC Global, a leading global provider of satellite communication services to the mining, energy and maritime sectors; has been formally recognized for its innovative satellite communication solutions in Australia.
At the WAiTTA (WA Information Technology & Telecommunications) 22nd Annual Awards Dinner hosted in Perth, Australia on Friday night, ITC Global won the coveted 'Resources Industry Award for the BHP Billiton Iron Ore Integrated Remote Operations Centre (IROC) Satellite Service' which was designed and implemented in 2012.
Chris Hill, Managing Director of ITC Global said he accepted the award on behalf of ITC Global's team of 165 satellite communication specialists located throughout the world, and the wider project team.
"The recognition by our peers, other leaders in the information technology sector, is very humbling. I'd also like to thank our partners on the IROC Project; CSC Australia who provided the broader program management, network design and integration, as well as Calibre Global, who handled civil and electrical engineering, and of course the client, BHP Billiton's iron ore operations in Western Australia."
"We are very grateful for the opportunity, and proud to have contributed to a technologically advanced project of this nature for one of the world's leading global resources companies".
Mr Hill said ITC Global has seen marked growth in its satellite communication business in recent years, with its satellite installations now numbering in excess of 1,000 sites located throughout the world, primarily servicing remote mining, oil and gas and maritime sites.
"Our satellite network offers users seamless and reliable coverage, no matter where they are in the world. More and more, we are being called on for both primary communications solutions and real-time, remote operations control systems; as part of a systemically diverse system that incorporates high availability satellite networks and terrestrial fibre-optic systems to to achieve the demanding reliability that modern extractive industries require in order to safeguard production and general operations."
"The past decade has seen rapid innovation in technologies related to the extractive industries, and we are very pleased to be able to design and deliver innovative satellite communications systems that enable the implementation of these technologies, and contribute towards the continuing advancement of the sector."