Speedcast International Limited announced it has secured a long-term contract with Diamond Offshore, leveraging Speedcast’s managed communications services across 10 rigs and one shore-based facility.

“Diamond Offshore continues to adapt to the competitive nature of the industry,” said Tim Osburn, CIO, Diamond Offshore. “Through this agreement with Speedcast, Diamond Offshore increases its operational agility, benefiting from Speedcast’s world-class global customer support network. Diamond Offshore is pleased to continue this long-standing relationship with Speedcast.”

Under the terms of the new agreement, Speedcast’s service model yields increased flexibility for Diamond Offshore to better allocate bandwidth as the rig’s communications requirements change and as Diamond Offshore’s operations move from one region of the world to the next. Diamond Offshore’s rigs – a combination of drillships and semisubmersibles – are currently located across the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Brazil and Asia Pacific.

Diamond Offshore’s onshore facility and offshore rigs that are included in the agreement will receive fully managed voice and data communications services backed by Speedcast’s proactive network monitoring and management.

“We have a long history of supporting Diamond Offshore with reliable communications and we couldn’t be more pleased about extending our relationship,” said Keith Johnson, SVP and general manager – Energy, Speedcast. “We worked very closely with Diamond Offshore’s team to make sure we designed the best solution to meet their current needs, while also positioning them to benefit from our continued innovation and product development to add further value in the future.”

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