Speedcast Extends Kinross Gold Network to Support Exploration of New Sites in Russian Far East

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Contract with Kinross subsidiary provides VSAT links to new license areas in the Chukotka region

Aberdeen, United Kingdom – June 8, 2021 – Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, has received a contract from JSC Chukotka Mining and Geological Company, a Kinross subsidiary, to expand the company’s very small aperture terminal (VSAT) network supporting the development of the Udinsk Gold open-pit mine to two new license areas in the Russian Far East. Kinross Gold Corporation is one of the world’s leading gold mining companies.

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The Kayenmyvaam and Kavralyanskaya areas are early-stage gold prospecting sites that previously depended on satellite phones for connectivity. Speedcast will provide a fully managed wide-area network (WAN) connectivity service for Kinross and has installed dedicated WAN connections over VSAT at each site to establish a…

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