Dubai, UAE — February 28, 2024 Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, has announced a multi-year contract award by P&O Maritime Logistics to manage communications onboard 59 support vessels operating around 3 continents and 12 countries across the globe. Speedcast will deploy its latest SIGMA management and edge computing platform onboard to create a software-automated network comprised of GEO and LEO VSAT, 5G and L-band solutions, delivering the highest service experience and reliability.

SIGMA will operate proprietary P&O Maritime Logistics applications as virtual machines, as well as introducing the latest Speedcast applications such as next-generation firewalling, enhanced crew internet, and critical voice and remote access. P&O Maritime Logistics will benefit from the latest version of this cloud-native, re-engineered SIGMA software released by Speedcast in 2023. The SIGMA software is housed on server-grade appliances capable of running enterprise-grade SD-WAN and other containerized applications.

“P&O Maritime Logistics is a leading provider of critical logistics support and marine solutions for offshore energy, port services and cargo transportation,” said Andre Eerland, Vice President, Commercial Maritime at Speedcast. “We believe they selected Speedcast over the incumbent service provider because we offer the most extensive network, the technical and personnel support infrastructure, and the market-leading software toolset designed for the needs of the maritime sector.”

The SIGMA Ecosystem manages access to Speedcast’s global networks across GEO, MEO, LEO and L-band satellite and LTE, microwave and fiber. The cloud-based platform provides network optimization and intelligent path selection, load balancing, link prioritization and monitoring, and application steering. Its SD-WAN software continuously monitors every network path for availability, throughput and quality of service, and prioritizing by factors from cost to latency, automatically routes traffic through the best path. In addition to best performance regardless of location or weather, SIGMA makes the most efficient use of bandwidth and enables reduction in the total capacity and cost needed to meet requirements.

“We look forward to partnering with Speedcast to ensure the highest efficiency of our globally dispersed logistics fleet,” said Kris Vedat, Head of Technology and Logistics at P&O Maritime Logistics. “This agreement solidifies our confidence in the Speedcast team to deliver on our connectivity requirements, and speaks to the complementary technology goals our organizations both hold for achieving operational success.”

To learn more about Speedcast’s SIGMA and maritime connectivity solutions, visit




About Speedcast

Speedcast is a leading communications and IT services provider, delivering critical communications services to the Maritime, Energy, Mining, Media, Telecom, Cruise, NGO, Government, and Enterprise sectors. The company leverages its global network platform to provide fully connected systems that harness technologies and applications to transform what remote operations can achieve. With the world’s most comprehensive network, Speedcast enables faster, seamless pole-to-pole coverage from a global hybrid satellite, fiber, cellular, microwave, MPLS, and IP transport network with direct access to public cloud platforms. The company integrates differentiated technology offerings that provide smarter ways to communicate and distribute content, manage network and remote operations, protect and secure investments, and improve the crew and guest experience. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 3,200 customers in over 140 countries. Learn more at

Speedcast® is a trademark and registered trademark. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective owners.

© 2024 Speedcast. All rights reserved.