Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) has extended their relationship with the largest consumer of satellite bandwidth in the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL), which will be further increasing the bandwidth delivered across 37 ships.
Speedcast’s experience with Royal Caribbean dates back to 2006, when the company installed RCCL’s first Ku-band VSAT antenna on board a vessel to satisfy peak seasonal communication demand in the Brazil region. The Speedcast network now delivers fully managed communications solutions and value-added services to 37 Royal Caribbean brand ships for shipboard administration, and guest and crew usage. Multiple antennas on each ship with seamless automatic failover between Ku- and C-and ensures high availability and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Guillermo Muniz, director, Network and Satellite Engineering, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, remarked that Speedcast has been an integral part of the company's long-standing efforts to implement the latest connectivity solutions that allow the firm to provide enhanced communications for everyone, from the guests onboard to employees onshore. The company is consistently raising the bar on ship innovation and increasing requirements, and Speedcast is there with us, collaborating to make certain that we have the infrastructure and support to deliver the best experience.
PJ Beylier, CEO, Speedcast, added that the company has a true partnership approach to the relationship with Royal Caribbean. As one of the largest cruise line brands in the world, and one of the company's largest customers, Royal Caribbean continues to trust the expertise of our firm in designing and deploying reliable solutions that connect their ships to shore and provide a premier onboard guest experience. Over the past 11 years, there has been tremendous growth in Royal Caribbean’s business, and Speedcast looka forward to helping them continue to develop their brands as they introduce new ships and look for innovative ways to enhance guest and crew experiences.
For more information about Speedcast’s capabilities for the cruise market, visit www.speedcast.com.
For information about Royal Caribbean cruises, visit www.royalcaribbean.com.