London, Aug 24, 2017 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Speedcast International Limited (ASX:SDA), the world's most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, announced today that they will be providing 500 Mbps of connectivity via satellite into Iquitos, Peru. This multi-year, multi-million dollar project has significant additional bandwidth growth potential given the demands in the region.

Speedcast will deliver network services to cellular operators and enterprise customers in areas of Peru where high performance internet is badly needed, enabling a host of latency-sensitive and bandwidth-hungry applications, as well as opening the door to new economic development. Speedcast will provide fiber-like connectivity and a high customer experience which will be supported by Speedcast's 24x7x365 global customer service centers, and local field engineering resources in the region to provide fast, reliable support at all times.

The Iquitos project is significant as it brings connectivity to the region while protecting the environment and natural resources. Other communication technologies, such as fiber, would have been more expensive to implement, taken more time and would have had a negative impact on the local rainforest.

"Speedcast is happy to deliver a new level of performance for enterprises in Peru" said Jaime Dickinson, Vice President, Speedcast Americas. "Speedcast is building the fiber, the radio links, and WiFi to extend the signal to the end users. We are especially proud of the fact that we are part of the solution to preserve natural resources in the Amazon region, while at the same time providing high speed service that promotes new economic growth in Peru. The project represents material growth for Speedcast's Enterprise & Emerging Markets business and we see opportunities to replicate this model in other parts of Latin America."

About Speedcast International Ltd
Speedcast InternationalSpeedcast International Ltd (ASX:SDA) is the world's largest remote communications and IT services provider. The company delivers critical communications solutions through its multi-access technology, multi-band and multi-orbit network of 80+ satellites and an interconnecting global terrestrial network, bolstered by extensive local support from 40+ countries. Speedcast is uniquely positioned as a strategic partner, tailoring communications, IT and digital solutions to meet customer needs and enable business transformation. The company provides managed information services with differentiated technology offerings, including cybersecurity, crew welfare, content solutions, data and voice applications, IoT solutions and network systems integration services. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 3,200 customers in over 140 countries in sectors such as Maritime, Energy, Mining, Enterprise, Media, Cruise, Humanitarian and Government. Learn more at Speedcast.

Contact:
Toni Lee Rudnicki
Vice President, Global Marketing
Speedcast International Ltd
T: +1-832-668-2634
E: tonilee.rudnicki@speedcast.com