[SatNews] “The activities underlying the nominations bear testimony to the strength of innovation that is driving the Australian communications industry. There are great stories behind the commitment to excellence on display from all finalists."
NewSat Limited (ASX: NWT) (OTCQX: NWTLY), Australia’s satellite company, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Satellite Provider of the Year in the ACOMMS 2014, the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence. Described as ‘changing the face of the communications sector’, Communications Alliance and Communications Day published the finalists of the ACOMMS 2014, recognizing exemplary achievement across 12 categories.
Jointly presented by Communications Alliance, the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia, and Communications Day, 2014 is the second year the ACOMM Awards have included an award for “Satellite Provider of the Year”. NewSat is shortlisted alongside Skybridge (Australia) Pty Ltd. for the award.
NewSat presented Jabiru-2, an Australian satellite initiative for Australia. Jabiru-2 will further facilitate NewSat’s services across the emerging and growth regions of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands. With high intensity zones and focused capacity, Jabiru-2 will enable NewSat to continue to deliver the high-quality, exceptional services its customers expect.
“The activities underlying the nominations bear testimony to the strength of innovation that is driving the Australian communications industry. There are great stories behind the commitment to excellence on display from all finalists. I congratulate and wish them well for the ACOMMS Awards night”, said Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton.
The short-listed nominees are indicative of the industry’s transformation from the provision of traditional fixed communications to available-anywhere, advanced services and applications.
NewSat Founder and CEO, Adrian Ballintine commented, “Satellite is a growing sector in Australia and well suited to the country’s geography. With a growing population and ever-increasing consumer and commercial demand, there is an essential need for fast, reliable and secure connectivity anywhere, anytime”.
“We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the 2014 ACOMMS, acknowledging Jabiru-2, an Australian satellite initiative for Australia that will ensure the availability of high-powered satellite capacity to provide efficient solutions for the future evolution of many Australian industries, today and into the future.”
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