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July 30th, 2019

Speedcast Oversees Migration of Nam Cheong's SKOM Fleet From L-Band to Higher Throughput Ku-Band VSAT

Photo courtesy of Nam Cheong

Speedcast International will assist with the migration of Nam Cheong's SKOM fleet upgrading from a basic L-band service to a higher-throughput Ku-band VSAT service.

Speedcast International today announced that Speedcast will deliver Ku-band VSAT services for 17 SKOM vessels, the chartering division of one of Malaysia’s largest offshore support vessel (OSV) providers, Nam Cheong.

Athina Vezyri, Executive Vice President of Maritime for Speedcast stated that they are pleased to announce this multi-year agreement to provide connectivity services for the SKOM fleet. SKOM is an existing Speedcast customer that wanted to upgrade from a basic L-band service to a higher-throughput Ku-band VSAT service from Speedcast. This migration to broadband connectivity is a trend they see in the market because these services are becoming essential in the modern world of commercial shipping. They are proud that a customer like SKOM trusts Speedcast to deliver these critical services.

Jonathan Leong, Executive Director of SKOM Group added that as they continue to scale their chartering capabilities further, they look forward to furnishing the majority of their vessels with a more comprehensive suite of connectivity solutions from Speedcast. Based on their long-standing partnership, they are confident that Speedcast will provide state-of-the art support for fleet-wide applications, with consistent costs across their fleet.