Exploring for gold in some of the harshest, most remote areas of Western Australia has come a long way since the gold rush which made the region famous in the 1800s — with connection from the region now resembling the seamless connectivity in a city office.
Fast, reliable broadband internet access means that today’s exploration parties have immediate contact with the outside world, thanks to Orion’s satellite network.
For international gold producer AngloGold Ashanti, flexible, reliable connectivity is essential to its exploration arm.
“We are looking for gold in the Western Australian desert, sometimes hundreds of kilometres from the closest town,” says Exploration Operations Manager Simon Tucker.
“These camps move on every few weeks so we need a service that is not just reliable but also flexible.
“Orion provides phone and data lines to make sure we can get data to and from site quickly and efficiently.”
Simon says that Orion’s personalised service sets it apart from competitors.
“We can call pretty much 24/7 and receive excellent personal service,” he says.
“When I did a review of other options, there was just no comparison.”
Whether or not AngloGold Ashanti’s teams find gold in the desert, they will always receive gold-standard service with Orion.