Speedcast Introduces GO4SPEED™ to Provide a Near-Shore 4G/LTE Service for Maritime and Energy Customers

Data-Only Solution Enables Cost-Effective, Reliable Connectivity to Complement Onboard Satellite Communications

Sydney, Australia – Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, today introduced GO4SPEED™, a new global near-shore, data-only 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) solution for Maritime and Energy. GO4SPEED provides flexible usage packages, cost control and overage protection, is easy to install and can be configured to compliment other communications services such as VSAT and MSS.

“GO4SPEED enables cost-effective mobile data for the Maritime industry, enhancing our global VSAT and MSS services,” said Dan Rooney, Product Director for Commercial Maritime, Speedcast. “The Maritime and Energy sectors demand affordable, yet manageable, high-speed near-shore communications, and GO4SPEED delivers this. GO4SPEED provides high-speed access to internet and corporate VPN connections, creating a hybrid network with Speedcast’s VSAT and MSS services“.

GO4SPEED is ideal for any vessel or offshore rig and can enhance the onboard internet with download speeds up to 100Mbps (4G/LTE carrier dependent). GO4SPEED can receive a signal up to 15km offshore depending upon the vessel’s position, antenna and cellular tower location. If a 4G/LTE signal is not available, GO4SPEED automatically switches to 3G/HSPDA.

GO4SPEED payment plans are flexible, with a range of bundles to accommodate any requirement. Global 4G/LTE data plans can provide up to 2TB per month and can also be pooled amongst a fleet to maximize efficiency and cost savings.  Flexible controls and overage protection is provided to ensure that a vessel or rig never exceeds its monthly allowance. GO4SPEED is supplied as a turnkey solution including antennas, and can be easily installed by crew members providing a simple yet reliable option for enhanced connectivity.