Speedcast to Support Oil & Gas Operator in Equatorial Guinea
Speedcast International announced that the company has been selected to provide Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ka-band managed communications services to a production asset owned and operated by a major U.S.-based operator in Equatorial Guinea on Bioko Island, off the coast of West Africa.
Speedcast will leverage Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) connectivity to deliver communications between the production asset and the customer’s corporate network. The company will deliver the new MEO Ka-band service in partnership with O3b, and will replace the company’s existing backup VSAT service, delivering low latency communications and improving operational efficiency.
Speedcast is currently supporting this site by providing manpower services for VSAT service and microwave link maintenance as well as IT desktop and Local Area Network (LAN) support, and will continue to do so for the new contract as well. The company is also providing local field engineers to help support the network.