Inmarsat and Rawafed Libya For Telecommunications And Technology (RLTT) partner to deliver secure satellite-enabled IoT services to oil and gas operators


RLTT will use Inmarsat’s ELERA enabled satellite services - IsatData Pro and BGAN - to provide real-time infrastructure monitoring and telematics for oil and gas installations

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, today announced a new distribution partnership with Libyan telecoms operator, Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications and Technology (RLTT).

RLTT’s specialist “Digital Oilfields” business unit will use Inmarsat’s IsatData Pro (IDP) and BGAN to provide secure, satellite-based data services to oil and gas companies operating in Libya. Digital Oilfields provides always-on remote telematic and CCTV monitoring of vital infrastructure including wellheads at oil and gas drilling sites as well as production sites across the country. The services are delivered through Inmarsat’s ELERA L-band connectivity network and benefit from ultra-reliable 99.9% availability, security and small-form, robust terminals.

“Inmarsat’s experience in providing IoT-over-satellite connectivity for industry means that it understands the types of products and services we want to offer to the oil and gas sector in Libya,” said Taha Ellafi, Chairman at RLTT. “Inmarsat was the best possible satellite provider by far for us to work with. We easily and seamlessly integrated our customer activation and billing systems with Inmarsat’s and we will be ready to offer new services to our customers soon.”

The RLTT Digital Oilfields unit plans to expand its satellite-based offering to Libya’s oil and gas companies with the addition of pipeline monitoring, plus vehicle telemetry, tracking, and fleet management.

“Oil and gas production is Libya’s number one industry,” continues Taha Ellafi at RLTT. “Operators across the country are digitalising their operations to increase efficiency and output and improve on-site safety and security for staff. Our new partnership with Inmarsat puts RLTT in an excellent position to take full advantage of this growth opportunity. Working with Inmarsat, we can provide remote security monitoring to drilling and production facilities across the country - including inaccessible locations beyond the reach of terrestrial fixed and mobile networks.”

“More and more oil and gas companies are benefitting from the operational and safety improvements IoT provides,” said Mike Carter, President of Inmarsat Enterprise. “As the industry automates its infrastructure and its processes to enable remote monitoring and asset management, it reduces the need to travel to remote, potentially hazardous places. This results in benefits in terms of efficiencies, sustainability and safety. Inmarsat’s partnership, with RLTT will deliver the secure, reliable, affordable connectivity oil and gas producers across Libya need to automate and communicate remotely across their businesses. RLTT has been instrumental in digitalising the systems of oil and gas companies across the country, so I am pleased to welcome them as an Inmarsat distribution partner in North Africa.”

Further information

About Rawafed Libya For Telecommunications And Technology (RLTT) 

RLTT is a Telecommunication & Technology firm that offers a wide spectrum of expertise and solutions within telecommunications, IT solutions, software and hardware solutions. Rawafed is the leading internet service and telecoms solutions provider and at the forefront of satellite and wireless internet connectivity in the Libyan market providing our products and solution across all industry sectors - banking, education, health, media, oil & gas, security, transport and utilities.

Founded in Libya 2012, with a head office in Tripoli and offices in various locations in Libya and Cyprus, RLTT has several years of proven experience in management and implementation of innovative solutions for telecom & technology infrastructure, nationwide. Customers choosing RLTT as their solutions provider benefit from the unique advantage of having installation, local support and maintenance all provided by just one company which continually demonstrates its ability to deliver on time with an eye for detail.

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About Inmarsat

Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.

The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite telecommunications networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety and operational applications for more than 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.

Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government, Aviation and Enterprise satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high-quality partner to its customers across the globe.

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