Agnico Eagle Mining Case Study

Agnico Eagle Mining Case Study


Agnico needed a portable quick deploy system that was easy to set up and reliable in the harsh environments of Nunavut.


Galaxy offered a SCOUT to test at one of their locations. 


The SCOUT has endured in the harsh winters and remote locales of Nunavut, resulting in Agnico purchasing the dish outright, as well as a second.

Agnico Eagle is a senior gold producer with 8 mines across Canada, Finland, and Mexico. Agnico Eagle met with Galaxy and chose to do a Proof of Concept with our mobile “SCOUT” unit, a satellite dish in a box complete with a VoIP phone router, wireless access point and cables.

After deploying a rental SCOUT at their Amaruq exploration project in Meadowbank NU for a few months, Agnico Eagle purchased the unit based on the SCOUT’s excellent performance. Soon after, Agnico Eagle purchased a second SCOUT for their Meliadine NU project.

“The SCOUT was mainly used for Network, Internet, and Phone connectivity. Agnico designed a portable rack with VPN routers, Cisco Call manager express, and WiFi to have kind of a “Agnico in a box” system that could be deployed anywhere quickly.  Throughput was as expected and has been working reliably in bad weather conditions.

The Galaxy support for deployment was excellent and we did not have any issues with the system. We needed a system that we could rely on even in the harsh winter weather we encounter in Nunavut and the Galaxy SCOUT was very dependable.”
– Philip Quessy, IT Manager, Agnico Eagle

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