Speedcast VSAT for 17 SKOM vessels

Speedcast has announced that it has agreed a deal to deliver Ku-band VSAT services to 17 SKOM vessels, the chartering division of one of Malaysia’s largest offshore support vessel (OSV) providers, Nam Cheong.

“As we continue to scale our chartering capabilities further, we look forward to furnish the majority of our vessels with a more comprehensive suite of connectivity solutions from Speedcast,” explained Jonathan Leong, Executive Director of SKOM Group.

“Based on our long-standing partnership, we are confident that Speedcast will provide state-of-the art support for fleet-wide applications, with consistent costs across our fleet.”

The multi-year connectivity deal is an extension of an existing agreement between the companies, which will see the OSV operator move to a higher bandwidth system than was previously installed.

“SKOM is an existing Speedcast customer that wanted to upgrade from a basic L-band service to a higher-throughput Ku-band VSAT service from Speedcast. This migration to broadband connectivity is a trend we see in the market because these services are becoming essential in the modern world of commercial shipping,” said Athina Vezyri, Executive Vice President of Maritime for Speedcast.

“We are proud that a customer like SKOM trusts Speedcast to deliver these critical services.”

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