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SpeedCast Wins Multiyear Ku-band Connectivity Contract

By Caleb Henry | August 13, 2015
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GMS Endeavour during wind farm operations. Photo: GMS

[Via Satellite 08-13-2015] Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has agreed on a multi-year communications contract with SpeedCast International for its new dual-beam Ku-band satellite service. SpeedCast will provide broadband and voice services for nine GMS barges. The solution includes scope to upgrade as necessary depending on client requirements.

GMS is one of the largest providers of self-propelled, self-elevating accommodation jack-up barges. The vessels work in offshore oilfields, often in harsh weather conditions, and must maintain a connection with land-based operations. SpeedCast will deliver principle support for GMS from its Dubai, UAE sales and support center, backed by its global support network.