Speedcast International Limited announced on Thursday that the company has signed a multi-year fleet contract extension with a major Norwegian ship owner to deliver significantly increased VSAT connectivity along with the latest Iridium Certus back-up solution.
“This is a long-time Speedcast customer with a desire to take advantage of Speedcast’s high-speed VSAT service for increased bandwidth and faster speeds,” said Athina Vezyri, executive vice president of Maritime for Speedcast.
Speedcast will install its industry-leading SIGMA Gateway network management platform across the entire fleet of over 40 vessels. SIGMA Gateway seamlessly manages Speedcast’s global VSAT, L-Band, 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi services, bringing powerful capabilities to support vessels with advanced technology requirements.
“The upgrade will increase operational effectiveness and facilitate the customer’s vision of improved welfare for onboard crew, while SIGMA Gateway will support the company’s network management requirements — today and in the years to come,” Vezyri added.
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Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the world’s largest remote communications and IT services provider. The company delivers critical communications solutions through its multi-access technology, multi-band and multi-orbit network of 80+ satellites and an interconnecting global terrestrial network, bolstered by extensive local support from 40+ countries. Speedcast is uniquely positioned as a strategic partner, tailoring communications, IT and digital solutions to meet customer needs and enable business transformation.