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August 4th, 2019

Sasol Selects Speedcast for Solutions and Support to Provide Fully-Managed Communications in Mozambique

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) has just signed on for the first time with this South African-based customer bringing to a total their sixth project in Mozambique. In fact Speedcast was the first to market in the establishment of a local entity, Speedcast Mozambique Lda.

Speedcast has been awarded a new multi-year contract to provide communications and onsite IT support services at four operations camps for Sasol's oil & gas exploration and well delivery camps operating in Mozambique. 

Under this entity, Speedcast will deliver a wide range of fully-managed services to Sasol's four base camps housing crew working on exploration and well delivery projects in-country.

The solution is set up to account for potential harsh weather with C-band VSAT connectivity as well as terrestrial fiber optic backhaul, satellite phones and a terrestrial radio infrastructure including mobile data backup and portable radio over IP using Inmarsat BGAN. Value-added solutions include internal and external voice services, Wi-Fi and crew welfare communications to each site. Speedcast will provide 24/7 onsite IT support managing internet, firewalls, document storage, printing, VoIP and teleconferencing. 

Keith Johnson, Speedcast's EVP of Energy said that Sasol has made a large investment in exploration in Mozambique, and they are proud to be the provider selected to support their critical operations and IT services in-country. They were referred to this customer by another one of their long-standing global Energy customers, which is truly an honor and a reflection of the quality of service their customers experience working with the Speedcast team. They look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership and strive to bring the best available networks and technology solutions to Sasol, to maximize their investment in this growing region. 

The first camp will be completed and commissioned in November 2019, followed by additional sites in 2020. Additional services will be commissioned as the project scope progresses.