HOUSTON – 1 October 2015: RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNET), a leading global provider of remote managed offshore communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to offer Fleet Xpress, the maritime version of its Global Xpress service, to the oil and gas maritime sector. The agreement will enable RigNet to extend high-speed communications to offshore service and supply vessels within the oil and gas industry across the globe.
“RigNet differentiates itself in the oil and gas industry by providing fit-for-purpose technologies to help our energy customers operate remotely in a more productive, efficient and safe manner,” said Mark Slaughter, RigNet’s CEO and President. “The addition of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress to our energy maritime offerings will enable RigNet to deliver a high degree of service and functionality to this important sector of the oil and gas market.”
“We are continually looking to strengthen our partner network through working with organizations that have the length and breadth of experience, industry knowledge and commitment to best service the market”, commented Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime. “With the launch of Fleet Xpress, the world’s first hybrid Ka/L-band mobile satellite system, we are committed to driving innovation and bringing a new high-speed broadband service that will re-define maritime connectivity. By working with organizations such as RigNet, we can extend our market reach and open up new possibilities to the maritime community, offering competitive and innovative solutions.”
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Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).
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RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) is a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, serving offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime vessels. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to over 1,200 remote sites in 50 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.