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Speedcast Wins Connectivity Contract with P&O Maritime Logistics

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Ibadan, 1 March 2024. – Speedcast has announced a multi-year contract award by P&O Maritime Logistics to manage communications onboard 59 support vessels operating around three continents and 12 countries globally. As a result, Speedcast will deploy its latest SIGMA management and edge computing platform onboard to create a software-automated network comprising GEO and LEO VSAT, 5G and L-band solutions, delivering the highest service experience and reliability.

The SIGMA Ecosystem manages access to Speedcast’s global networks across GEO, MEO, LEO and L-band satellite and LTE, microwave and fiber. The cloud-based platform also provides network optimization and intelligent path selection, load balancing, link prioritization and monitoring, and application steering. Furthermore, its SD-WAN software continuously monitors every network path for availability, throughput and quality of service, and prioritizing by factors from cost to latency, automatically routes traffic through the best path.

In addition to the best performance regardless of location or weather, SIGMA makes the most efficient use of bandwidth and enables a reduction in the total capacity and cost needed to meet requirements. Furthermore, SIGMA will operate proprietary P&O Maritime Logistics applications as virtual machines, as well as introduce the latest Speedcast applications such as next-generation firewalling, enhanced crew internet, and critical voice and remote access

Speaking on the contract, Andre Eerland, Vice President of Commercial Maritime at Speedcast, said, “P&O Maritime Logistics is a leading provider of critical logistics support and marine solutions for offshore energy, port services and cargo transportation. We believe they selected Speedcast over the incumbent service provider because we offer the most extensive network, the technical and personnel support infrastructure, and the market-leading software toolset designed for the needs of the maritime sector.”

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