Speedcast gets communications contract for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a provider of remote communication and IT solutions, has announced that the company has been selected by UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to provide end-to-end communication services for voice and data on board its fleet, the company said.

Speedcast will leverage satellite very small aperture terminals (VSAT) and land-based 4G/LTE connectivity to deliver communications for Fred. Olsen guests and crew on board its fleet of four cruise ships Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch — wherever they are in the world. The integration of both satellite and land-based infrastructure allows Fred. Olsen to optimise the use of its ships´ networks.

The Speedcast multi-band managed communications platform will be installed on each of Fred. Olsen´s ships, monitoring for and adopting the best fit satellite, wireless or terrestrial network. Speedcast´s Intelligent Communications Director technology will provide seamless, automatic switching between the different networks and technologies to ensure robust connectivity at all times.

Utilising Speedcast´s global satellite capacity infrastructure, the network will also provide reliable connectivity between Fred. Olsen´s offices and its fleet, sailing all over the globe.

The Speedcast solution will include 24x7x365 support from its customer service centres, located on five continents, as well as robust monitoring tools to manage Fred. Olsen´s network proactively, ensuring the highest availability and most efficient use of satellite and 4G/LTE connectivity.

Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the world´s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, end-to-end remote communication and IT solutions. The company utilizes an extensive worldwide footprint of local support, infrastructure and coverage to design, integrate, secure and optimize networks tailored to customer needs.

With differentiated technology, an intense customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 2,000 customers in over 140 countries via 39 teleports, including offshore rigs and cruise ships, 10,000+ maritime vessels and 4,500+ terrestrial sites. Speedcast supports mission-critical applications in industries such as maritime, oil and gas, enterprise, media, cruise and government. Learn more at www.Speedcast.com.