Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) has been selected to provide MEO Ka-band managed communications services to a production asset owned and operated by a major U.S.-based operator in Equatorial Guinea on Bioko Island, off the coast of West Africa.
Speedcast will leverage satellite VSAT connectivity to deliver communications between the production asset and the customer’s corporate network. The new MEO Ka-band service will be delivered in partnership with O3b and will replace the company’s existing backup VSAT service, delivering low latency communications and improving operational efficiency. The network will be supported by Speedcast’s 24/7 year-round global customer service centers, with local field engineers in the region to provide fast, reliable support at all times. Speedcast is currently supporting this site by providing manpower services for VSAT service and microwave link maintenance as well as IT desktop and LAN support, and will continue to do so for the new contract as well.
Keith Johnson, the EVP of Energy at Speedcast, noted that adding a new high-speed Ka-band solution that meets the customer’s low-latency requirements in Equatorial Guinea demonstrates Speedcast’s scale and value proposition to the energy market. The company is appreciative that customers trust the firm's ability to develop innovative solutions using the newest available technologies and partnerships to help provide the network they need, even in remote locations with stringent regulations.