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January 8th, 2020

Speedcast and Blue Arcus Technologies Provide 4G LTE Mobile Network to Australia's Norfolk Island

Speedcast is taking on a new project worth U.S. $3 million to modernize the network infrastructure of Norfolk Island Telecom in Australia. Speedcast's expertise is in the area of remote communication and IT solutions (ASX: SDA).

Joining in on this project with Speedcast will be Blue Arcus Technologies, to provide Norfolk Island Telecom with; a  4G LTE mobile network,  associated support systems, and PSTN soft-switch with fiber backhaul, and multi-service access nodes. Using Speedcast's 4G LTE network infrastructure and satellite backhaul solutions, the operator delivers faster broadband speeds and enhanced mobile services.

Alistair Innes-Walker, Manager Commercial Services at Norfolk Island Regional Council said that their customers' data requirements are growing significantly, and to ensure business continuity, it is critical that they deliver faster, reliable internet connections and advanced mobile services at a competitive price. Speedcast and Blue Arcus Technologies were the Council's unanimous choice to provide them with an end-to-end turnkey, carrier-grade solution complying with all international standards. Leveraging this modernized infrastructure, the people who live on and travel to Norfolk Island can rest assured that they have access to a high-speed 4G LTE network.

Speedcast plays a critical role in helping operators around the globe address the need for increased connectivity by providing cloud-based 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile services and solutions,.

Naren Yanamadala, President and CEO at Blue Arcus Technologies added that partnering with Speedcast, the world's largest remote communications and IT services provider, they're helping Norfolk Island Telecom deliver world-class internet connectivity and mobile service to the entire island, including remote and lowly populated areas. They're proud to offer a full turnkey solution, making the switch from 2G to 3G+4G LTE affordable and seamless for their customers.

Blue Arcus Technologies is a world leader in 4G LTE deployments and has developed an Evolved Packed Core (EPC) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), with services and features that are second to none globally.

Erwan Emilian, EVP, Enterprise and Emerging Markets at Speedcast concluded saying that the number of global mobile devices is accelerating rapidly, and Norfolk Island Telecom is smart to stay ahead of this trend by offering leading-edge broadband and mobile services. Thanks to the partnership between Blue Arcus Technologies and Speedcast, two companies with extensive 4G LTE network deployment experience, they are confident they will complete this project in record time and deliver an industry-leading service to Norfolk Island Telecom customers.