SpeedCast launches next generation HTS capabilities in the Caribbean as part of capacity expansion tailored to meet the needs of super yacht customers

SpeedCast Meets the Yachting Season's Rising Demand for Capacity
SpeedCast Meets the Yachting Season's Rising Demand for Capacity
Sydney, Dec 21, 2016 AEST (ABN Newswire) - SpeedCast International Limited (ASX:SDA), a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, today announced the expansion of its Ku-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) beams covering the Caribbean region.

The new HTS beams augment the SpeedCast global Ku-band network, and provide additional capacity to the busiest yachting areas via 3-beam technology. This provides increased reliability and connectivity of up to 60 Mbps for yachts sailing throughout the Caribbean, which ensures that yacht owners and crew receive the high speed connectivity they demand.

"We're launching the new HTS beams at just the right time for the Caribbean season," said Piers Cunningham, Vice President, Maritime Services, SpeedCast. "We have endeavored to have multiple satellites operating across our networks so all yachts can easily switch from one satellite to another in the event of line-of-sight issues, but still receive high speed connectivity through SpeedCast. Yacht owners, guests and crew will benefit from the increased capacity within the SpeedCast network."

SpeedCast recognized the benefits that HTS technology delivers to the yachting sector, and extended its capacity to meet the growing demand for bandwidth from yacht owners. The combination of SpeedCast's global Ku-band network augmented with regional HTS beams ensures that yachting customers are always connected, wherever they are.

"We've championed HTS as a transformative piece of technology within the satellite industry for a long time and we understand the importance of reliable connectivity while at sea. This launch is especially important for our super yacht customers. Whether to monitor for weather systems, improve the health and safety of the crew and guests on board, or to simply keep up to date with social media - this is super yachting in the 21st century," Mr. Cunningham added.

About Speedcast International Ltd

Speedcast InternationalSpeedcast International Ltd (ASX:SDA) is the largest provider of remote communications and IT services in the world. Speedcast's fully managed service is delivered via a leading global, multi-access-technology, multi-band and multi-orbit network of 70+ satellites and an interconnecting  global terrestrial network, bolstered by extensive on the ground local support from 40+ countries. This global "network of networks" allows customers to fully rely on the most robust, integrated infrastructure available in the market for their mission critical applications. Speedcast is uniquely positioned as a strategic business partner, tailoring communications, IT and digital solutions to meet unique customer needs and enable business transformation. Speedcast extends its managed services through differentiated technology offerings including cyber-security, crew welfare, content solutions, data & voice applications and network systems integration services. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 2,000 customers in over 140 countries in sectors such as Maritime, Energy, Mining, Enterprise, Media, Cruise, NGOs and Government. Learn more at Speedcast.



Media Contact Information:
Clara So
SpeedCast International Limited
T: +852-3919-6800
E: clara.so@speedcast.com

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