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October 12th, 2016

Two Birds Shake Things Up... Global Eagle Entertainment & Seabird Exploration Double Sat Com Services 

SeaBird Exploration's fleet of six seismic exploration vessels doubled their existing bandwidth available to each of the vessels through its global C-band satellite network when they signed the new 36-month agreement with Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (GEE) (NASDAQ:ENT) EMC service line.

Besides EMC doubling the existing bandwidth available to each of the vessels it is also installing its patented SpeedNet™ web browsing acceleration technology for crew Internet access that greatly reduces download speeds over satellite channels, freeing bandwidth for other traffic.

Gilles Gillesen, EMC’s senior vice president for commercial shipping said, “This latest renewal is an important validation of the outstanding working relationship we have enjoyed with SeaBird over the last 15 years,” said . “We have a great track record of delivering stable and reliable satellite connectivity with the flexibility to ensure SeaBird’s vessels always have the bandwidth they need to meet the vessels’ mission-critical throughput requirements.”

Stig Mathiassen, senior ICT manager for Seabird Exploration added, “We have had a great experience in dealing with the EMC team in Norway. In our business, satellite connectivity uptime is an absolute imperative. EMC’s C-band network gives us a solid and dependable solution and is backed by a superb service team that is available around-the-clock to ensure our ships are always connected.”

Based in Norway, SeaBird is a global provider of seismic exploration services for the oil and gas industry. The company specializes in operations in the high end of the source vessel and 2D market, as well as in the shallow-water and deep-water 2D and 3D segment.