Universal Communications Group Pty Ltd (UCG) has been awarded a contract by Essential Energy to supply all resources and materials to survey, design and construct over 90 kilometres of new pit and pipe and install over 105 kilometres of 96 core fibre cable between the towns of Temora and West Wyalong in regional NSW. The purpose of the project is to provide a communications service to the proposed solar farms in the outskirts of West Wyalong.
UCG is a leading supplier of network design, construction, operations, maintenance and project management services. The company works closely with Australia’s and New Zealand’s largest telecommunications operators to optimise the performance of their existing and planned infrastructure and to ensure that deployments are delivered fit for purpose and future-proofed.
This recent announcement is an exciting opportunity for UCG as it continues its growth strategy to build and operate communications networks for its clients beyond the traditional telecommunications industry. UCG’s Chief Executive Officer, Muralee Siva, stated “UCG is delighted to be given this opportunity to build a critical piece of infrastructure in regional NSW and is looking forward to being a long-term strategic partner to Essential Energy through this contract.”
Both companies are looking forward to successfully delivering this project and working together to bring advanced fibre communications to remote regions in NSW.
For further information please contact:
UCG CEO Muralee Siva on +61 7 3088 2711; or Michelle Boag on +64 21 940884
An Australasian technology company has today announced a scheme to incentivise its workers and delivery partners across New Zealand and Australia to get vaccinated, if they haven’t been already.
Universal Communications Group is one of New Zealand and Australia’s leading suppliers of Telecommunication services, with an ecosystem of over 1250 employees, contractors and delivery partners who are contracted to carry out project management, installation and maintenance.
Executive Chairman of UCG, Ralf Luna, said the company wanted to demonstrate its commitment to its Australian and New Zealand operations to support an accelerated vaccination programme, which was a key component in getting both economies back to work.
“Today we have announced an incentive scheme where every employee who gets a double dose of the vaccination will receive an extra days’ annual leave. This is in addition to the paid time off we currently provide to staff in order to get their vaccination. In addition, every Delivery Partner technician will receive a $100 gift once they can demonstrate that they have received their double vaccinations,” Mr. Luna said.
“Workers already vaccinated will receive these benefits retrospectively.”
“The vaccine rollout appears to be accelerating across both Australia and New Zealand and both Governments are assuring us that availability is not a problem, so we want to get our recently eligible workforce protected by a double dose of the vaccine as soon as possible,” Mr. Luna said.
“We are also conscious that our work often involves our staff being out and about in the community, and the technicians employed by our Delivery Partners visit people’s businesses and homes to install and maintain our customer’s broadband connections. We are always well prepared for any outbreak with PPE and secure protocols, but the advantage of having our total workforce vaccinated is a further protection for our customers, our workforce and their families,” Mr. Luna said.
“This offer is open to our Australia and New Zealand ecosystem of employees and delivery partner technicians from 1 September 2021 right through to 31 March 2022.
“UCG has a strong culture based on our shared values of being challenging in our thinking, working together to achieve success and doing what is right because it is the right thing to do. This is the right thing to do,” said Mr. Luna.
“We hope that other companies will adopt similar approaches to incentivising their staff to be part of an aggressive vaccination strategy that is going to allow both New Zealand and Australia to open up to the world more quickly, and benefit all of us,” he said.
Universal Communications Group Pty Ltd (UCG) is a leading supplier of telecommunications network design, construction, operations, maintenance and project management services. The company is relied upon by some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s largest telecommunications operators to research, develop, trial and deliver new broadband deployment concepts, smart city technologies and bespoke IoT solutions. UCG works closely with network operators to optimise the performance of their existing and planned infrastructure and to ensure that deployments are delivered fit for purpose and future proofed.
For more information, or to organise an interview, please contact:
Michelle Boag, Boag Allan SVG
+6421 940 884