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Speedcast Wins Multi-Year Connectivity Contract with P&O Maritime Logistics for Global Fleet

Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, has announced a multi-year contract award by P&O Maritime Logistics to manage communications onboard 59 support vessels operating around 3 continents and 12 countries across the globe. Speedcast will deploy its latest SIGMA management and edge computing platform onboard to create a software-automated network comprised of GEO and LEO VSAT, 5G and L-band solutions, delivering the highest service experience and reliability.

SIGMA will operate proprietary P&O Maritime Logistics applications as virtual machines, as well as introducing the latest Speedcast applications such as next-generation firewalling, enhanced crew internet, and critical voice and remote access. P&O Maritime Logistics will benefit from the latest version of this cloud-native, re-engineered SIGMA software released by Speedcast in 2023. The SIGMA software is housed on server-grade appliances capable of running enterprise-grade SD-WAN and other containerized applications.

“P&O Maritime Logistics is a leading provider of critical logistics support and marine solutions for offshore energy, port services and cargo transportation,” said Andre Eerland, Vice President, Commercial Maritime at Speedcast. “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.”

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 provides network optimization and intelligent path selection, load balancing, link prioritization and monitoring, and application steering. 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 best performance regardless of location or weather, SIGMA makes the most efficient use of bandwidth and enables reduction in the total capacity and cost needed to meet requirements.

“We look forward to partnering with Speedcast to ensure the highest efficiency of our globally dispersed logistics fleet,” said Kris Vedat, Head of Technology and Logistics at P&O Maritime Logistics. “This agreement solidifies our confidence in the Speedcast team to deliver on our connectivity requirements, and speaks to the complementary technology goals our organizations both hold for achieving operational success.”

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