Resolute Mining Connects Syama Operations to the Cloud with SES Networks

High-performance satellite service enables Resolute Mining to fully
digitise and connect remote operations while capitalising on cloud-based

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Resolute Mining Limited is revolutionising its operations in Mali by
bringing high-speed, low-latency connectivity to its Syama mining site,
SES announced today. The fully-managed SES Networks satellite data
connectivity solution enables enterprise cloud applications and helps
enhance safety and productivity.

Resolute Mining is building the world’s first purpose-built, fully
automated sublevel cave gold mine at Syama and is adopting high-speed
connectivity that enables the use of high-tech applications and
equipment, among other capabilities. SES Networks’ fibre-like service
delivered via its O3b Medium Earth Orbit satellite constellation extends
the high-capacity fibre-optic network that Resolute Mining is installing
throughout the mine.

“This SES Networks solution is a game-changer, as it allows us an
unprecedented level of digitalisation of the remote mining site in
Syama, bringing the same high speeds as if it was via fibre,” said Jodie
Hatch, Chief Technology Officer at Resolute Mining. “With this
transformational capability, we can increase our technology adoption and
as a result increase our safety and productivity performance.”

“We are delighted to deliver this fibre-like connectivity service to
Resolute Mining, enabling them to make a technological leap and adopt
cutting-edge solutions and applications in this very remote location in
Mali,” said Carole Kamaitha, Vice President of Fixed Data Sales Africa
at SES Networks. “In addition, the fully-managed solution means that
Resolute Mining can focus on its business and the applications it
requires to increase productivity, instead of network management.”

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About Resolute Mining

Resolute is a successful gold miner with more than 28 years of
experience as an explorer, developer, and operator of gold mines in
Australia and Africa. The Company has operated nine gold mines which
have produced more than 8 million ounces of gold. Resolute currently
owns three gold mines, the Syama Gold Mine in Mali, the Ravenswood Gold
Mine in Australia and the Bibiani Gold Mine in Ghana. For the financial
year ending 30 June 2019, Resolute expects to produce 300,000oz of gold
at an All-In Sustaining Cost of US$960/oz (A$1,280/oz). The Company has
a pathway to annual gold production in excess of 500,000oz from a Global
Mineral Resource base of 16.5 million ounces.

In December 2018, Resolute commenced sublevel cave mining at its new
Syama Underground gold mine. The successful development of the Syama
Underground Mine represents a pivotal moment in the long history of
Resolute. Syama will be the world’s first, purpose built, fully
automated sublevel cave gold mine. It is a world class, long life, low
cost asset that will deliver long term benefits to the company’s
shareholders, stakeholders, and local Mali communities for years to
come. Further information is available at

About SES

SES is the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in
two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit
(MEO). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video
distribution and data connectivity services through two business units:
SES Video and SES Networks. SES Video reaches over 351 million TV homes,
through Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms and cable, terrestrial, and IPTV
networks globally. The SES Video portfolio includes MX1, a leading media
service provider offering a full suite of innovative services for both
linear and digital distribution, and the ASTRA satellite system, which
has the largest DTH television reach in Europe. SES Networks provides
global managed data services, connecting people in a variety of sectors
including telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as
well as governments and institutions across the world. The SES Networks
portfolio includes GovSat, a 50/50 public-private partnership between
SES and the Luxembourg government, and O3b, the only non-geostationary
system delivering fibre-like broadband services today. Further
information is available at:


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