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March 24th, 2015

Managed Remote Comms From RigNet Picked Up By Major Gulf Of Mexico O&G Operators

[SatNews] RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET) has signed a two-year contract with a major oil and gas operator to deliver managed network communications on an ultra-deepwater oil and gas floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

A high-performance and secure network is a high priority for the oil and gas community, ensuring effective and reliable communications, both offshore and onshore, and access to business-critical IT applications. Through this contract, RigNet is delivering a fully-managed end-to-end IP network solution using VSAT technology for last-mile connectivity. RigNet's fully managed network solutions ensure that the rig derives greater value from network services through increased standardization and innovation. The solution includes VoIP, enterprise data and Internet access services supported by 24/7 network monitoring and support from RigNet's Network Operations Center and, if required, local field technician support.

Chris Lambert, RigNet's region vice president, Gulf of Mexico, said, "RigNet has been providing service to this operator for many years, and this new build shows their confidence in our ability to provide industry-leading solutions and superior customer service."