SpeedCast bags comms deal with Vroon

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SpeedCast International Limited, a global network and satellite communications service provider headquartered in Hong Kong, has been awarded a multi-year communications contract by international shipping company, Vroon.

According to SpeedCast, the new Ku-band satellite service will provide broadband connectivity aboard Vroon’s subsea-support vessels which can accommodate 10-25 passengers, walk-to-work vessels with up to 60 passengers and wind turbine installation/maintenance vessels, which can accommodate up to 110 passengers.

“With an ever-increasing demand for Internet services from our clients, we selected SpeedCast to deliver these services in order to fulfil our clients’ current and future needs,” said Rob Frenks, Vroon Group ICT Manager.

SpeedCast said it will provide seamless connectivity, enabling high-speed Internet access and voice services. The telecom provider said its always-on 24×7 broadband communications platform will support a wide range of services, including Internet, voice and video streaming, with real-time connectivity at sea.

“With our global infrastructure and innovative technology we can deliver a solution that will meet Vroon’s needs today, and for many years to come,” said Piers Cunningham, VP of Maritime Services, SpeedCast.

“Looking forward, by delivering our satellite communications solution, we can help Vroon to deliver a future-proof and scalable Internet service that will meet the needs of their clients today and in the future.”

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