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June 26th, 2019

Speedcast Gains Partner Status with Amazon Web Services

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) has achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN).

This achievement demonstrates Speedcast's ability to deliver proven customer solutions leveraging cloud-based technologies on AWS that seamlessly interoperate with its global satellite and terrestrial infrastructure.

Speedcast is the first satellite services provider to achieve APN Advanced Consulting Partner status. As a part of the AWS Direct Connect program, Speedcast provides customers with dedicated, direct connectivity to the cloud from both Speedcast's and its customers' data centers. Customers can leverage Speedcast's software solutions as well as the Speedcast cloud team's expertise to help them design, implement, migrate and maintain cloud-based solutions.

Speedcast has already provided multiple customers with AWS cloud consulting and managed services support, including using AWS as enablement technology for Tempo, Speedcast's Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise communication and distance learning media solution, delivering connectivity to the cloud via AWS Direct Connect and leveraging AWS to host data platforms for service management tools. Speedcast continues to expand its global points-of-presence with AWS within the North America, Central Europe, and Southeast Asia Regions.

Customers in Media, Maritime, Enterprise, Energy, and Government can interoperate cloud-based services with Speedcast's global satellite and fiber network to reduce capital expenditure and ramp up networks and services faster. These hybrid solutions will reach beyond the edges of the network to remote facilities, ships, offshore platforms and vehicles in motion around the world.

Speedcast CEO Pierre-Jean Beylier said that by furthering the relationship with AWS, the company is able to simplify the customer experience and evolve the firm's services by taking advantage of AWS's cost, security, agility and innovation benefits. As an APN Advanced Consulting Partner, Speedcast customers can leverage the company's expertise in service design and delivery for on-premises and cloud strategies, while enjoying savings in implementation time and overall cost. Speedcast's products will also benefit from this expanded relationship with AWS, with an increased connection between edge and cloud for management of the firm's products and for the actual workload and data processing.