Hutchinson Builders were contracted by Origin Energy to construct the Bungaroo FIFO camp, support buildings and administration office.
Hutchinson Builders was challenged by limited/no 3G communications at the Bungaroo site. Upon completion, Hutchinson Builders required enterprise grade Wi-Fi throughout the camp for residents to call family and friends.
March IT was engaged to design, supply and install a Wi-Fi solution to the camp after the camp was commissioned. March IT connected the site via a new high speed fixed wireless link. As a structured cabling solution was not cost effective, March IT utilised an in-house designed Microwave Mesh and outdoor Wi-Fi solution.
The solution delivered 70Mbps/70Mbps of bandwidth, allowing a secure 5Mbps/5Mbps to each and every room in the camp. March IT’s mandate was to deliver a level of service sufficient for every resident to connect with their family from their room, via Skype or FaceTime, simultaneously, without interruption and without exception.
March IT’s high speed, reliable internet services and village Wi-Fi has reduced the impact of isolation at the Bungaroo Village. Due to the lack of 3G availability, the Wi-Fi solution has provided camp residents the ability to contact family and friends without interruption. Through the use of firewalling and content filtering, all residents are able to use the service simultaneously, without the strain on bandwidth caused by peer-to-peer downloading. With the delivery of telecommunications completed within twelve weeks of being award the contract, March IT was able to:
- Connect people working in remote places to their families and friends
- Improve productivity by providing reliable telecommunications in remote places
- Reduce the impact of isolation for those working in remote places
- Deliver reliable communications to a site where limited/no 3G service was available