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BCL to manage Warkworth Satellite Station

BCL to manage Warkworth Satellite Station

Broadcast Communications Limited (BCL), a leading outsourcing partner to the communications industry, has signed an agreement with Telecom to manage its satellite telecommunications services currently provided through the Warkworth Satellite Station.

BCL Managing Director Geoff Lawson said as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the station, BCL would work with Telecom to prepare a development plan for future services, which could see the station being redeveloped in the future.

"We're delighted to have been chosen by Telecom to manage this important facility that provides vital telecommunications links to the Pacific, the Chatham Islands and Antarctica," he said.

Mr Lawson said he believed BCL's proven experience in managing telecommunications facilities, including the Maritime Safety Authority's Maritime Operations Centre, as well as the company's track record in designing and building telecommunications infrastructure, had helped secure the agreement.

Telecom's Programme Manager, International Allan Holden said the agreement would ensure Telecom could continue to enhance its satellite telecommunications services.

"Drawing on the experience and expertise of BCL will ensure the ongoing viability of our satellite services and means we'll be able to provide customers with a full range of services well into the future," Mr Holden said.

Mr Holden said as well as providing voice, data and Internet links to a number of Pacific Islands, the Chatham Islands and the Antarctic, the Warkworth satellite facilities have provided support to film making through Telecom's Film Network, assisting in the production of films such as The Lord of the Rings and The Last Samurai.

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