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Speedcast Connects Nabors Affiliate in South America

November 15, 2017

A Nabors Industries Ltd. affiliate has tapped Speedcast International to provide remote IT equipment and connectivity. The customer will use these solutions to enable communication to and from sites in South America.

Speedcast will address 40 land-based sites in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela as part of the deal. It will leverage very small aperture terminal, or VSAT, satellite technology for the job. Nabors will also have access to resources from Speedcast’s global customer service centers. And Speedcast will provide Nabors support via local field engineers in the region.

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While this agreement is new, Speedcast had an existing relationship with Nabors, and has an established business in the region. The company supports Nabors with similar networks offshore and onshore in various locations around the world. And Speedcast, which has operated in South America for several years, has a full field support team, multiple offices, and a teleport in the region.

“We are delighted that Nabors chose us to deliver the same type of solution here that they have trusted us to provide in other regions for years,” said Speedcast Executive Vice President of Energy, Keith Johnson. “It is a testament to the level of quality and attention to customer service that we strive to deliver for each and every customer Speedcast serves.”

Speedcast has been providing offshore and onshore IT and connectivity solutions for more than three decades. Its services include designing, installing, optimizing, and supporting solutions for critical applications.

Employing 39 teleports, it serves more than 2,000 customers in more than 140 countries. That includes nine of the top 10 global drilling contractors. Its solutions are in place at offshore rigs, on cruise ships, by more than 10,000 maritime vessels, and more than 4,500 terrestrial sites.

As for Nabors, it is one of the world’s largest gas and oil drilling contractors. It also provides performance tools and other solutions to the oil and gas markets.

Edited by Mandi Nowitz