RigNet Signs Inmarsat, Iridium Service Distribution Deal with Stratos
[Satellite TODAY 08-24-10] RigNet, a managed communications solutions provider for the upstream oil and gas industry, has signed an agreement with Stratos Global to become an authorized distributor of Inmarsat and Iridium mobile satellite services provided by Stratos, RigNet announced Aug. 23.
The agreement establishes RigNet as a Stratos Channel Partner, enabling the company to offer solutions such as Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband and BGAN, and Iridium’s 9555 handheld phones and OpenPort global IP data service.
“RigNet’s new status as a Stratos Channel Partner will enhance our ability to provide customers with global connectivity and support, even in the most rugged and remote environments around the world. Inmarsat and Iridium services will further enable RigNet to deliver the most optimal solutions for our customers’ remote communications needs,” RigNet CEO Mark Slaughter said in a statement.