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RigNet Wins High Bandwidth Managed Remote Communications Customer

By Caleb Henry | August 14, 2014
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A North Sea oil platform. Photo: Wikipedia

[Via Satellite 08-14-2014] RigNet has upgraded the VSAT bandwidth of a global offshore drilling customer in the Barents Sea to 8 Mbps. Typical customers use around 1 Megabit per rig.

RigNet is providing a fully managed end-to-end IP network using VSAT technology for last-mile connectivity. The customer is using the bandwidth for Voice Over IP (VoIP), enterprise data and Internet access for an ultra-deep-water, semi-submersible drilling rig. As part of the agreement, RigNet is providing 24/7 network monitoring and support services.