St Barbara awards Leonora contract to Swift, Telstra

Gwalia. Image: St Barbara.

St Barbara has awarded Swift Networks, as part of its relationship with Telstra, a contract to upgrade the digital entertainment and connectivity services at the gold miner’s Leonora camp in Western Australia.

Swift and Telstra will jointly install network infrastructure to deliver wireless internet to each room and upgrade the existing internet link to a fibre-based solution.

The partners will then provide ongoing telecommunication services to St Barbara’s 329-room camp for an initial three-year period.

Swift will also provide its entertainment and crew welfare system, including pay TV, wireless internet, free-to-air TV and 24×7 support, across the contract term.

Xavier Kris, Swift chief executive officer, said the strength of the company’s blue-chip partnerships and the opportunities they were delivering were exciting.

“Telstra and Swift continue to successfully work side by side to deliver market leading solutions to the resources sector in addition to other sectors,” Kris said.

St Barbara’s Leonora operations include the historic Gwalia mine, a site that has produced 4Moz from open pit and underground operations.

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