Drilling & Blast Services Operator, Norway

  • August 16, 2018
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Multi-network connectivity removes blank spots

Client Intro

Based on Norway’s southern peninsula, our client is one of Scandinavia’s premier drilling and blast services operators. The company operates all over the region including deep inside the Arctic Circle and employs around 250 staff.

The Client’s Problem

The company own, manage and operate an extensive fleet of heavy-duty drilling machines used for terrestrial and offshore drilling and exploration across Scandinavia, often in some of the remotest and coldest areas of northern Europe.

Each machine is fitted with a modem and is required to transmit information at set times to a central data centre. They were using a local Norwegian SIM but quickly realised that by using a SIM on a single network, there were blank spots in the coverage, often at crucial times. With such specific information that needed to reach its destination at exact times, this was not a situation that could be tolerated.

The Ritesim Solution

After a full analysis of the locations in which the drilling machines operated, two solutions were identified, fully costed and presented to the client. The first used satellite connectivity, the second used a multi-network roaming SIM.

After careful consideration, they chose the second option which used a roaming SIM and the Ritesim team created a fully bespoke tariff which met the client’s connectivity requirements exactly. Crucially, it also eliminated the blank spots that had put a constant strain on their operations.

Results

Ritesim have now been working closely with the Norwegians for over two years and as at Q2 2018, they have over 500 machines transmitting daily data from over 300 locations spread across northern Scandinavia.


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