A turnkey systems integration project was developed for Singtel, a leading global service provider – in Katanga, DRC on behalf of their client – a world leading US-based natural resources Company with 35,000 employees worldwide.

The client wanted to establish satellite communications between several remote and city-based sites together with their US HQ.

Total project duration from planning to implementation lasted 8 months with ongoing maintenance.

Initial Planning:

An site survey was conducted by the local engineering team included estimations of the technical parameters, cable run, identification of antenna locations for both indoor and outdoor units and an EMI Survey. In addition, the preparatory work assessed electrical requirements and civil works required.

Equipment Provisioning:

As an independent service provider, the right equipment advice was given with specifications and suppliers identified. Equipment procured included dish, modems and all accessories.

Shipping Customs:

All airfreight shipping, customs clearance including paperwork submission, equipment storage and local forwarding was managed in order to ensure equipment arrived on-site via domestic transport including air and truck.

On-Site Installation:

Pre-install testing and simulation was carried out in our labs prior to going to field and a team of 10 local engineers were divided into workgroups and dispatched to site locations to begin the installation process concurrently. On-site testing was undertaken to test satellite performance and ATP.

Ongoing Maintenance:

A full client handover included on-site training to staff with local 24/7 maintenance with a local engineer team for the duration of contract and equipment warranty in place.

Client headquarters in Lububashe

Client headquarters in Lububashe

Remote mining location in Katanga

Remote mining location in Katanga