Phoning home via satellite

A PERTH IT company has taken the unusual step of implementing a technology, which uses Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and existing satellite networks to provide low cost, long-distance phone calls to a remote Western Australian iron ore mine. Report by Charlotte Dudley.

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In an age where mobile phone reception is possible from just about any oil rig, desert community and two-bit town, the communication set-up that exists on one Kimberley island mine qualifies as