Uecomm mines IP service contract

Business broadband for regional operations

Optus-owned IP data carrier Uecomm has signed a three-year Ethernet services contract with mining company Rio Doce Australia.

Uecomm will deliver the broadband network for Rio Doce Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD), one of the world's largest mining companies, with the deployment to begin immediately.

Ethernet services will be delivered over Uecomm's fibre network providing Rio Doce Australia with connectivity to its Brisbane head office and disaster recovery site.

Uecomm's director of strategy, Brendan Park, said Southeast Queensland is experiencing unprecedented demand for high-speed broadband services which the company provides via Ethernet at speeds from 512Kbps to 1Gbps.

Rio Doce Australia's director, Marcelo Matos, said Uecomm's contract win was influenced by the carrier's ability to deliver an end-to-end solution that includes scalability, redundancy, and disaster recovery facilities.

"Uecomm was able to provide us with a simple and cost efficient integrated solution, and we're confident that its services will be an important platform for our expansion plans," Matos said.

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