SpeedCast International, a global telecommunications service provider, has won a contract from Gearbulk, a shipping service company operating large fleets of open-hatch gantry craned vessels and open-hatch jib craned vessels.
The deal represents one of the many recent customer wins for SpeedCast in the maritime sector.
Under this agreement, SpeedCast will deliver a globally accessible maritime satellite communications solution leveraging its Ku-band satellite service capabilities.
The SpeedCast satellite services will be used aboard 50 cargo vessels and several tankers to support Gearbulk’s transition into the global broadband VSAT communications era, the company said.
The new Ku-band satellite service will provide high-performance broadband connectivity for mission-critical and social communications on 50 cargo vessels across the world, taking the fleet’s communication capabilities into a new era of connectivity.
The vessels will also benefit from enhanced operational and crew welfare communications, all delivered in a financially controllable package by SpeedCast.
With over 40 satellites within its network providing reliable and secure Ku-, C- and Ka-band capacity, SpeedCast’s network delivers unparalleled global connectivity options, the company claims
Dan Rooney, Fleet Support Systems manager at Gearbulk, said, “SpeedCast has the demonstrated expertise, and the global infrastructure and support to deliver a solution that will meet our needs today, and for many years to come.”
Commenting on the prospects of this partnership, Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast, said, “Looking ahead, sustainability is a key priority for Gearbulk and with our satellite communications we can help the company concentrate on shipping for the future.”