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October 30, 2012

RigNet Signs Six-Year Contract to Deliver Managed Network Communications in Brazil
By Rory Lidstone
TMCnet Contributing Writer

Provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry, RigNet, or rather the company's Brazil subsidiary, RigNet Servicos de Telecomunicacoes Brasil, recently signed a six-year contract with a drilling contractor and its oil and gas customer to deliver managed network communications solutions for an ultra deep water drilling rig.

"It is a pleasure to bring the Brazilian oil and gas market high-quality, leading managed communications services," said Mauricio Rubinsztajn, RigNet's Brazil general manager. "It is especially exciting to have the opportunity to serve this major drilling contractor and its customer in Brazil with world-class reliable communications services via satellite with auto-stabilized antennas, providing reliable and secure voice, data and Internet access services that contribute to remote worker productivity, safety, education and off-duty entertainment."

With the use of VSAT (very small aperture terminal) technology solutions, RigNet is able to provide high performance and security to the oil and gas community. Indeed, both offshore and onshore rigs require round-the-clock dependability and efficiency when it comes to communications. Fortunately, RigNet's Network Operation Center provides 24/7 network monitoring and is able to dispatch local field technicians when needed.

RigNet rigidly upholds industry standards in terms of fully managed, end-to-end IP network solutions, ensuring each rig receives optimal value from its communications services. The company's solutions range from fully managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to remote sites in over 30 countries on six continents.

Earlier this month, RigNet's Qatar subsidiary expanded an existing deal with an important customer. Already delivering managed network solutions to this customer's offshore rigs, RigNet Qatar will do so for one additional offshore accommodation jack-up drilling rig and two additional land drilling rigs.

Also in October, RigNet moved its Global Network Operations Center (NOC (News - Alert)) to Houston's Central Business District in a highly secure, fit-for-purpose, high-rise facility capable of withstanding a Category 5 hurricane.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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