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Sat One deploys first low-Earth orbit broadband service in southern hemisphere

Australian company Sat One partners with Eutelsat OneWeb and Hitachi on an orbital connectivity project.

Sat One deploys first low-Earth orbit broadband service in southern hemisphere
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Perth connectivity company Sat One has successfully deployed a first-of-its-kind Eutelsat OneWeb Enterprise low-Earth orbit (LEO) service in the southern hemisphere.

The enterprise-grade LEO broadband service will be used by Hitachi’s Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) proof of concept site in South Queensland.

Daniel Fairbairn, Sat One’s chief executive officer, is proud of the deployment.


“This is a huge milestone not only for Sat One but for the market as a whole as finally, enterprise customers now have a connectivity service solution they can trust that is backed up with an industry-leading service level agreement,” Fairbairn said in a statement.

“As the world’s only focused enterprise LEO constellation, our network brings choice to enterprises seeking best-of-breed LEO technology, an upgrade from GEO services or consumer-grade LEO capability, extending into support for existing critical backup systems, with potential to deliver seamless 4G/5G backhaul options.”

“We couldn’t be prouder to be connecting businesses and communities across Australia,” Fairbairn said.

Greg Smith, AHS business unit general manager from Hitachi, said the deployment will be a boost for AHS operations.

“This connection provides a stable, reliable and rapid capacity to support Hitachi’s AHS development and support teams to enhance user experience and simplify operational technology network operations,” Smith said.

“Also, facilitating Hitachi’s vision for the effective use of data and roll out of our Digital Mining Strategy. It is also the MVP for an extension of the functionality to future sites and Hitachi facilities across the globe.”

Hitachi’s Autonomous Haulage System allows mining dump trucks to operate safely and efficiently without human operation, even on busy haul roads.

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth has been writing about technology for over 20 years, and has worked for a range of print and online titles in his career. He is enjoying getting to grips with cyber security, especially when it lets him talk about Lego.

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