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Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks to acquire Optoplan
submarine networks

22nd October 2014 – Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) signs a binding agreement for the acquisition of Optoplan, a provider of 4D permanent reservoir monitoring used in offshore oil and gas production. Philippe Dumont, President of ASN, said: “While ASN is already a leading player in oil and gas platform connectivity, Optoplan will extend our capabilities in the oil and gas domain, fully supporting the industrial plan to diversify our presence and capture new segments in this highly promising market.” […]

EMC QuickSkid for faster, independent, connectivity offshore
EMC QuickSkid

21st October 2014 – Make way for Bring Your Own Connectivity as a new offering becomes available this week from EMC. The company has just launched QuickSkid to enable faster, more reliable and flexible communications for the oil and gas industry. It means that rig and vessel operators and service providers, who prefer not to use the communications provided by a company owner, can now install their own connectivity. […]


Second supermajor digital oilfield for Redline
digital oilfield

16th October 2014 – Redline Communications has been chosen by a second oil and gas supermajor to deploy a high-speed wireless network for digital oilfield operations. Enabling advanced automation for the client, Redline’s Virtual Fiber™ network infrastructure will collect data in real-time from sensors at 100s […]

12 EMAS Group vessels benefit from SpeedCast network
satellite network connectivity

20th October 2014 – Singapore based EMAS Group, a global contractor providing offshore/subsea construction services, has awarded a multi-year contract to SpeedCast International Limited. Initially, 12 vessels will be furnished with the new satellite network, with options for more. The new service will provide high-performance broadband connectivity for mission critical data and voice applications onboard, as well as for client platforms. The network was […]


EMC satcoms for Elite offshore and onshore customers
emc satcoms

13th October 2014 – Elite Communications has selected Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) as satellite connectivity provider for its oil and gas customers. The new virtual network operator service will deliver internet access for Elite’s existing and future customers in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and North America. […]