SpeedCast International, a global satellite communications service provider, has been awarded a multi-year service agreement by the Australian offshore vessel owner, MMA Offshore, for the provision of high throughput connectivity across MMA’s global fleet.
SpeedCast said on Tuesday that MMA will be using the company’s Ku-band and C-Band global maritime network and maritime communication services.
The company also said that it will serve as a one-stop-shop for all MMA communication services at sea.
Jon Fowler, ICT General Manager, MMA: “As our business and supporting technology evolve there is an increasing need for high-speed, stable and flexible communication systems to facilitate business critical processes & applications as well as satisfying our crew and customer requirements.”
SpeedCast will provide MMA global connectivity through its Ku-band and C-Band network comprising of 35 different satellite beams which the company believes will ensure ‘exceptional redundancy and network resilience’ as well as maximum coverage.
Piers Cunningham, Vice President of Maritime Services at SpeedCast said: “We see a growing trend from global fleet owners to consolidate their communication services with one entrusted service provider for a fully managed one-stop service with cost benefits.”