SpeedCast Provides Record Amount of Connectivity to Cruise Ships

A total of 5.5 Gbps in 2016, with strong double digit growth expected in 2017

SpeedCast Provides Record Amount of Connectivity to Cruise ShipsSYDNEY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, end-to-end remote communication and IT solutions, today announced it supplied an unprecedented amount of data and voice connectivity to its cruise fleet customers in 2016.

.@speedcast_intl provides 5.5 Gbps to #cruise ships in 2016 – strong double digit growth expected in 2017 #STCGlobal

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As the launch of new, larger ships with thousands of guests and crew continues to drive consumption, bandwidth requirements have spiked due to the increasing adoption of newer data intensive applications. Onboard events are streamed back to shore by both guests and crew as uplinked content bandwidth requirements are moving closer to their downlink counterparts. The highest consuming ships are using multiple terabytes of data per month. In addition, with the number of connected devices per person growing, the demand for bandwidth will continue to surge in 2017.

“We realize that reliable high speed connectivity increases passenger satisfaction and the more speed we can provide, the better,” said Cynthia Gillis, VP Cruise, SpeedCast. “We were the first communications company to provide 100 Mbps to a single cruise ship and now, thanks to our customers, we are providing a record amount of bandwidth.”

SpeedCast and the cruise industry:

SpeedCast specializes in the complete supply and integration of communications, entertainment, navigation and IT services for both ocean and river cruise vessels. Buoyed by hundreds of global field technicians, SpeedCast supports over half of the world’s oceanic cruise ships with a focus on guest experience and customer satisfaction.

About SpeedCast International Limited:

SpeedCast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, end-to-end remote communication and IT solutions. The company utilizes an extensive worldwide footprint of local support, infrastructure and coverage to design, integrate, secure and optimize networks tailored to customer needs. With differentiated technology, an intense customer focus and a strong safety culture, SpeedCast serves more than 2,000 customers in over 140 countries via 39 teleports, including offshore rigs and cruise ships, 10,000+ maritime vessels and 4,500+ terrestrial sites. SpeedCast supports mission-critical applications in industries such as maritime, oil and gas, enterprise, media, cruise and government. Learn more at www.speedcast.com.

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Contacts

SpeedCast International Ltd
Phillip Parker, +1-832-668-2377
Director of Marketing
Phillip.parker@speedcast.com

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