Speedcast International has secured a contract to provide IT communications equipment and fully managed connectivity services to Noble’s global drilling fleet.

Under the contract, the company will provide deliver end-to-end managed communication services to Noble’s vessel and rig fleet through a combination of satellite very small aperture terminals (VSAT) and 4G/LTE in key regions.

The contract also includes replacement of the fleet’s entire hardware infrastructure and installation of dual-band antennas, as well as modem technologies to optimise throughput, security, and redundancy.

The segmented operational and crew networks are intended to optimise Noble’s  efficiency and network availability.

“The segmented operational and crew networks are intended to optimise Noble’s efficiency and network availability.”

Speedcast’s round-the-clock global customer service centres will provide end-to-end service, as well as deploy local field engineers in each operating region to help provide efficient support.

Speedcast Energy COO and EVP Keith Johnson said: “This award allows us to demonstrate our truly global scale for reliable service in the most remote, harsh environments where critical and high priority connectivity solutions are required.”

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Speedcast has served multiple clients in the energy industry, including global drilling contractors, producers, and service companies.

In November last year, the company upgraded its global network in coverage and associated infrastructure that provides network services to the maritime and offshore industry.