Swift Networks signs deal to deploy services to Australian defence force

Swift Networks ASX SW1 AST deploy services Australian defence force
The Swift solution is to be deployed internationally into 3,000 rooms across 6 sites for an initial two-year period with the option to extend for a further two years.

Telecommunications provider Swift Networks (ASX: SW1) continues to deliver commercial returns from its service offering, with the public sector now in the crosshairs to benefit from its content platform.

Swift has secured a deal with AST Australia that will see its services deployed amongst Australian defence personnel in over 3,000 rooms at 6 different locations.

The latest deal marks yet another contract win for the emerging telecoms company and further expands its range of target markets – currently being ed by the resources sector.

Swift currently serves a range of clients by providing premium multi-lingual content from around the world via its proprietary cloud-based platform.

Its prime services include free-to-air and paid television, telecommunications, Internet services and wireless networks — streamed via video on demand including content from some of Hollywood’s largest studios.

The telecoms company said that as a diversified telecommunications, content and advertising solutions provider, Swift “empowers guests to watch, play, connect and interact and provides accommodation providers with meaningful insights and opportunities to drive new business.”

Defence sector deal

Earlier today, Swift announced it had secured a significant contract with global satellite communications provider AST Australia which sees its content and communication system deployed to support 3,000 Australian defence personnel located in 6 international locations.

Swift’s digital entertainment and communication system will be deployed to support Australian defence personnel across the globe for an initial period of 2 years with an option to extend provided in 2020.

The Swift system will allow end users to access premium Australian and international content, whilst freeing up valuable bandwidth to enable personnel to stay connected to friends and family.

“As an Australian company we are proud to be able to provide our premium entertainment and communication solution to Australian servicemen and women, enabling them to stay in touch with loved ones whilst deployed overseas,” said Xavier Kris, CEO of Swift Networks.

Mr Kris added that “this significant contract win with AST reaffirms the continued success of our reseller strategy both domestically and internationally.”

Contract momentum

As validation of its existing strategy and encouraged by a series of recent milestones, Swift Networks has been rather active in recent months.

Recent contract wins have included multi-year deals with Pilbara Minerals, Talison Lithium and Altura Mining to provide services and entertainment content to lithium mine camps in Western Australia.

In a separate deal secured via DXC Technology, Swift has been tasked with providing a broad range of services including entertainment, messaging and alerts, welfare and training material, free to air television and pay TV integration.

In total, Swift’s services are running at more than 335 sites (approximately 65,000 rooms) across the mining, oil, gas, aged care, retirement village and hospitality sectors.

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