Pivotel’s industry-first satellite phone plan initiative, Big Bundle, has won the 2017 ACOMM Communications Alliance’s Satellite Provider of the Year Award in recognition of its world-first solution aimed at increasing the accessibility of satellite communication technology in regional and remote Australia.
The Annual Australian Communications Industry Awards showcased the telecommunication industry’s achievements in Sydney (19 July), acknowledging companies that have excelled in innovation, community service and product solutions around the country.
Pivotel Executive Director Robert Sakker said the award offers industry recognition for its forward thinking partnership with the Thuraya network.
“We knew that traditional mobile satellite solutions were viewed as an expensive communication option, and only used in the event of an emergency or for critical business communication.”
“We wanted to challenge the way it had always been done, and we’re excited to deliver a solution that brings satellite access and usage costs in line with the more familiar cellular mobile plans that Australians have come to accept as standard,” he said.
“For just $99 per month, users have access to $400 of included value on their satellite device plus unlimited voice and SMS usage with up to 2GB of data on their cellular service. If a customer uses their full $400 of allocated included value on voice calling, the average cost per minute is less than 20 cents, giving dramatic cost benefits compared to other satellite phone packages.”
For more information on the 2017 Accomm awards visit www.acomms.com.au/about.