SpeedCast, a leading global communications and network service provider, focuses on technology leadership in maritime antennas
Paris, France - Cobham SATCOM and SpeedCast
International Limited (ASX: SDA), a leading global satellite
communications and network service provider, have concluded a
global framework agreement covering the provision of maritime
stabilised antennas, which offers high speed connectivity at sea.
The commercial framework was awarded following a multi-vendor
selection process by SpeedCast, based on a technical, commercial
and supply chain evaluation criteria and will run three years. It
is expected to generate a double-digit million-dollar figure in
revenue for Cobham.
SpeedCast offers high-quality managed network services in over
90 countries and a global maritime VSAT network serving customers
worldwide. The company has demonstrated dramatic growth over the
past several years through both organic growth and acquisitions,
including the recently announced acquisition of Harris CapRock that
provides SpeedCast with a global leadership position in maritime
and offshore VSAT services.
The new agreement confers SpeedCast with Distribution Partner
status and is the basis of a strategic partnership that enables
Cobham to extend the reach of Cobham SATCOM's SAILOR and Sea Tel
Brand VSAT and TVRO antennas across SpeedCast's extensive global
sales and support network. Customers will benefit from the superb
service, reliability, and performance of both SpeedCast and
Cobham's portfolio of stabilised antenna systems for Inmarsat's
new Fleet Xpress service will become a key part of SpeedCast's
service portfolio through the agreement. Alongside the
state-of-the-art, award winning SAILOR 60 GX 60cm antenna and the
SAILOR 100 GX 1 metre antenna for Fleet Xpress, SpeedCast will also
deliver improved performance on Ku-band networks for end-users with
the all new SAILOR 900 VSAT high power system.
"This strategic cooperation enables SpeedCast to deliver
Cobham's market-leading technology within maritime stabilised
antennas to end-users worldwide. The framework agreement benefits
both SpeedCast and Cobham and supports our ability to innovate and
deliver reliable communications services that help our customers to
operate smarter through better communication," said Pierre-Jean
Beylier, CEO, SpeedCast.
"SpeedCast is a leading player in the maritime sector and we are
proud that they view our stabilised antenna product offering as the
most attractive in the maritime industry. With 30% year-on-year
gains, we are currently experiencing dramatic growth on the SAILOR
VSAT platform worldwide and are delighted to formalise a
partnership with SpeedCast under this long-term frame agreement,"
adds Casper Jensen, SVP and Head of Cobham SATCOM.
Cobham SATCOM's SAILOR VSAT technology forms the basis for the
world's most intelligent maritime antenna systems. As a software
controlled antenna platform, SpeedCast and its end-users stand to
benefit from reduced installation time and costs. Several unique
features support this including Automatic Azimuth Calibration,
Automatic Cable Calibration, Dynamic Motor Brakes and the need for
just a single cable from below deck to antenna.
About Cobham SATCOM
Providing dependable communications and internet access
anywhere under the most demanding conditions.
Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the
most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the
We design and manufacture these high performance products under
the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing
customers with outstanding performance, value and support through
our global sales and service network.
The most important thing we build is trust.
Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator,
respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
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About SpeedCast International Limited
SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA) is a leading global
satellite communications and network service provider, offering
high-quality managed network services in over 90 countries and a
global maritime network serving customers worldwide. With a
worldwide network of 42 sales and support offices and 39 teleport
operations, SpeedCast has a unique infrastructure to serve the
requirements of customers globally. With over 5,000 links on land
and at sea supporting mission critical applications, SpeedCast has
distinguished itself with a strong operational expertise and a
highly efficient support organization. For more information, visit
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