Field Solutions Holdings Expands Communications Connection with Kestrel Coal


Posted by Daniel Gleeson on July 1, 2022

Australia-based Field Solutions Holdings Limited said it has been selected as the exclusive preferred supplier for managed desktop, network and general IT services for Kestrel Coal for a contract term of five years.

With revenue of approximately A$25 million ($17 million), the contract extends Field Solutions’ existing connectivity supply relationship with Kestrel Coal, while leveraging its regional network telecommunications infrastructure Australian.

“Awarding this corporate contract to FSG validates and reinforces our strategy of building infrastructure and deploying full-time resources to rural, regional and remote parts of Australia,” said Andrew Roberts, CEO from FSG.

FSG has been operating and building infrastructure in Central Queensland for five years, providing residential, commercial and corporate telecommunications services from its regional headquarters in Emerald.

The win solidifies FSG as the largest managed services organization in Emerald and surrounding areas and will see FSG expand local operations to its Emerald regional headquarters, the company said.

“Field Solutions’ Australian regional network serves the mining regions northeast and west of Emerald and FSG has been providing connectivity services to Kestrel Coal for the past three years, as well as other mining and agribusiness customers” , Roberts said.

Kestrel Coal has launched a competitive process to select FSG as the preferred IT partner, FSG says. Its mine is 51 km northeast of Emerald and was managed by Rio Tinto until 2018. It is one of the largest coking coal mines in the world, with reserves estimated at 158 ​​Mt .

Roberts added, “Last year, FSG acquired infrastructure as a service, cloud and ISP provider TasmaNet, which enhanced FSG’s existing capability to deliver enterprise-grade cloud and managed services. This contract underscores the value of our recent acquisition of TasmaNet. »

FSG says it is currently finalizing commercial terms for the managed network and managed services contracts and expects the transition to be complete by the end of July. Additional computing and procurement services will be provided as needed over the five-year period.

The company continues to pursue several key mining services contracts in central Queensland, according to Roberts.

“Mining and agribusiness areas across Australia will continue to be key focus areas for FSG to deploy its own infrastructure and services,” he said.

These areas will be served by FSG’s Australian regional 4G and 5G network, which is currently under construction.

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