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Speedcast to provide connectivity for SKOM fleet

(17 July 2019 - Speedcast) Speedcast International today announced that Speedcast will deliver Ku-band VSAT services for 17 SKOM vessels, the chartering division of one of Malaysia’s largest offshore support vessel (OSV) providers, Nam Cheong.

“We are pleased to announce this multi-year agreement to provide connectivity services for the SKOM fleet,” said Athina Vezyri, Executive Vice President of Maritime for Speedcast. “SKOM is an existing Speedcast customer that wanted to upgrade from a basic L-band service to a higher-throughput Ku-band VSAT service from Speedcast. This migration to broadband connectivity is a trend we see in the market because these services are becoming essential in the modern world of commercial shipping. We are proud that a customer like SKOM trusts Speedcast to deliver these critical services.”

“As we continue to scale our chartering capabilities further, we look forward to furnish the majority of our vessels with a more comprehensive suite of connectivity solutions from Speedcast,” said Jonathan Leong, Executive Director of SKOM Group. “Based on our long-standing partnership, we are confident that Speedcast will provide state-of-the art support for fleet-wide applications, with consistent costs across our fleet.”