Speedcast signs extended contract with NT Government


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 26 February, 2024

Speedcast signs extended contract with NT Government

Satellite communications provider Speedcast has signed an extended and expanded contract with the Northern Territory Government to continue to provide connectivity services to multiple government agencies.

The company has secured an extension of its STARS (Satellite To All Remote Sites) program contract, which involves providing the connectivity needs for schools and distance education providers, police, health and parks and wildlife.

The expanded contract will include delivery of Speedcast’s SIGMA edge compute platform, as well as the introduction of low earth orbit connectivity from Starlink satellites to complement the existing geostationary satellite communications-based service.

Under the STARS contract, Speedcast also owns and operates a teleport in Darwin which is owned by the NT Government to manage the network traffic.

Speedcast EVP for Global Sales and Marketing James Trevelyan said the company is pleased to have expanded its longstanding existing relationship with the NT Government.

“Reliable connectivity service is essential to a region like the Northern Territory, which we have served for more than a decade,” he said. “Every technology advancement in the service we deliver to NT has a material impact on the people, businesses and government of the territory and we’re proud of the longstanding partnership that makes it possible.”

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