Speedcast to Add High Throughput, Fully-Managed Crew Wi-Fi to Suite of Services for Global Drilling Fleet
Speedcast International Limited, the world’s most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced that the company has been awarded a contract to add Crew Wi-Fi to their fully-managed communications services onboard Stena Drilling’s global fleet.
Stena Drilling is one of the world’s leading drilling contractors and has been a valued customer of Speedcast for years. Speedcast manages Stena’s global remote communications across their fleet of four drill ships and two semi-submersible rigs, and will now be adding Crew Wi-Fi to all assets following a successful pilot on a drillship currently operating in Guyana.
Speedcast Crew Wi-Fi provides Stena’s onboard personnel with fast and reliable internet access to communicate with family and friends, browse the web, engage on social media platforms and stream content, with personnel paying with credit card or PayPal through a self-service portal. Crew members can purchase vouchers, add credits or change plans as they wish by accessing the self-service portal and a direct billing gateway from their personal devices. Speedcast Crew Wi-Fi provides customers with a simple internet option for crew without the burden of administrating or managing the service, letting customers’ networking and IT teams focus on their business.
“Speedcast strives to provide our customers with complete communications and IT solutions that go beyond just standard VSAT connectivity, and we are proud to add reliable Crew Wi-Fi to the services we provide to Stena,” says Keith Johnson, Speedcast’s EVP of Energy. “This is a convenient and cost-effective solution which removes the need for Stena personnel to manage administration and payment plans, and allows them to focus on critical business operations. We are seeing this type of out-sourced solution gaining momentum in the market.”