Sydney-based Speedcast has landed a contract with multinational offshore drilling firm Noble to provide IT communications equipment and connectivity services to its global fleet.
Speedcast will use a combination of very small aperture terminals (VSAT) and 4G/LTE for the end-to-end managed communication services that will be deployed to Noble’s vessels and rigs.
The contract includes a technology change-out of the fleet’s entire hardware infrastructure, with installations of dual-band antennas and technologies to maximise throughput, security and redundancy.
The service will be supported by Speedcast's customer service centres, with local field engineers in each operating region providing support services.
“This award is a milestone endorsement of the investment we have made to establish Speedcast as the global leader in the energy sector," said chief operating officer Keith Johnson.
"We are delighted to add Noble’s global fleet to the premier energy customers that already place their trust in Speedcast. This award allows us to demonstrate our truly global scale for reliable service in the most remote, harsh environments where critical and high priority connectivity solutions are required.”
Earlier this month, Speedcast won a contract with the Department of the Environment and Energy’s Australian Antarctic Division to provide satellite services connecting its head office to the Australian Antarctic stations.
It replaced Telstra, who had previously provided satellite communications to the division since 2006.