InfiNet Wireless helps improve connectivity across oil fields in Colombia

Cost-effective solution was utilised by AxURE Technology’s network.

InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, has provided a cost-effective solution to significantly improve connectivity for AxURE Technology’s network across many oil fields in Colombia.

AxURE Technologies® S.A., a Colombian company, provides essential telecommunications solutions and services to more than 85% of the petroleum industry in eastern Colombia. AxURE approached Royal Telecom, a well-established supplier of fixed wireless solutions, to help them identify, select and deploy a future-proof and reliable wireless platform for all its oil fields. Royal Telecom designed a comprehensive wireless network based on the InfiNet Wireless portfolio of solutions and offered a small scale trial infrastructure to demonstrate potential cost efficiencies to be gained.

"The technology delivered by Infinet Wireless and its local partner has been fundamental to our business in terms of improving our own brand, allowing us to access in real-time all the different MICU units in the field and ultimately better manage our assets and those of our customers," said Juana Patricia Martínez, SEP & Strategy Manager at AxURE Technologies. "We are very satisfied with the solutions implemented and we plan to grow together with the help of InfiNet Wireless, our key technology partner."

The solution that was ultimately deployed consisted of a combination of both InfiLINK 2x2 and the InfiMAN 2x2 product families. It was deployed for three of the largest oil fields companies in Colombia and enabled them to connect their main sites with all their deep-water drilling locations. This new platform was based on dozens of 19dBi subscriber terminals and multiple InfiLINK 2x2 links fitted with 21dBi antennas, allowing full access to all the remote exploration facilities and field sensors. It also offered a much greater network stability as compared to the previous satellite-based infrastructure. The easy setup of the network also enabled AxURE to migrate all of its existing customers to the new platform effortlessly and provide them with additional services such as video conferencing.

“AxURE needed a solution that was both flexible in terms of geographical coverage and one which could be easily scalable in order to cater for future expansions as and when required, and we were happy to be able to provide exactly that for them,” said Kamal Mokrani, Global Vice President at InfiNet Wireless.  “The solution provided by InfiNet Wireless, along with the increased bandwidth and reliability, allowed AxURE Technologies to significantly reduce its operational costs and those of its own customers, whilst at the same time deliver brand new services to all the remote sites.”

AxURE Technologies now has the best available wireless infrastructure to support and grow its exploration facilities, most of which are located several kilometres away.

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