With this extended contract, Speedcast will work with Airbus to build relationships and partnerships with local agencies. The company will also provide X-band communications in the Philippines region. X-band is a secure communications frequency predominantly used by military and government agencies.
As one of the only service providers with the security clearance to sell X-band, and with the only approved station for the Skynet constellation in the Asia-Pacific region located at Speedcast's teleport facility in Adelaide, Australia, Speedcast has become a major channel partner for Airbus in a number of countries across the Asia-Pacific region.
Andrew Burdall, EVP, Enterprise & Emerging Markets, Speedcast, stated this his firm is proud to expand their service agreement with Airbus into this new region. The extension is a testament to the hard work and dedication the Speedcast and Airbus teams have put into creating a trusted partnership.
Richard Franklin, Head of Secure Communications at Airbus, added that it is a really positive step to further increase the company's relationship with Speedcast, to allow countries to benefit from the unique capabilities of the Skynet fleet.