-EMC to provide a virtual network operator solution for Elite’s Offshore and Onshore Customers-

Elite Communications has selected Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) as its satellite connectivity provider for existing oil and gas customers in North America and prospects worldwide. Elite Communications provides full service telecommunications, including on-site support, monitoring, and equipment to the industry in onshore and offshore remote sites. EMC will deliver a satellite virtual network operator (VNO) solution that includes bandwidth capacity, implementation, 24 x 7 support from the Global Operations Center, and on-demand scalability for growth. EMC’s connectivity solution will provide increased reliability and flexibility for Elite’s customers in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout North America, onshore in over 100 sites.

“We selected EMC as our VSAT provider based on their proven experience in delivering reliable connectivity to the oil and gas industry,” said Trey Duplechin, General Manager, Elite Communications. “Our relationship with EMC goes beyond the VNO solution for North America by providing access to EMC’s global infrastructure, capacity, field support locations and teleports. For our customers, this results in faster scalability and more connectivity options.”

EMC’s virtual network operator solution will deliver internet access for Elite’s existing and future customers in the Gulf of Mexico and North America. The solution utilizes Elite’s existing hardware, requiring minimal up-front capital costs; a quickly-deployed implementation, immediate availability of on-demand satellite capacity and the teleport link.

“Elite Communications has a strong reputation in the energy market and we are excited to bring on their customers onto our global networks,” said Jesus Barber, SVP, Maritime/Oil & Gas, Emerging Markets Communications. “The steady demand for satellite connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico and North America aligns with our investments in communications infrastructure, including teleports, and satellite capacity.”

Emerging Markets Communications’ Global Oil & Gas VSAT Communication Service includes three key differentiating components; patented technology for greater efficiency, using existing capacity on Ku-Band and C-Band satellites, supported by 41 field support locations worldwide. As an EMC standard, these locations are stocked with spare parts inventory and antennas for quick deployment of services in emerging countries where customs, shipping and logistics could threaten project timelines.

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