Speedcast extends relationship with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world´s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, has announced it has extended its 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, the company said.

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-Band and C-Band ensures high availability and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

For more information about Speedcast´s capabilities for the cruise market, visit www.speedcast.com.

Speedcast International is the largest provider of remote communications and IT services in the world. Speedcast´s fully managed service is delivered via a global, multi-access-technology, multi-band and multi-orbit network of 70+ satellites and an interconnecting global terrestrial network, bolstered by extensive on the ground local support from 40+ countries.