RigNet Extends Two-Year Managed Remote Communications Contract for Upstream Oil & Gas Company in the Middle East

RigNet Service Highlights

  • Provide comprehensive and turnkey managed remote communications solutions for customer
  • Provide backhauls from RigNet's teleport to the customer's head office
  • Provide 24/7 network monitoring tools and support services from RigNet's Network Operations Center, with onsite support services as required

HOUSTON, May 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET), a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, today announced that it has renewed a two-year contract, that includes increased bandwidth, with an upstream oil and gas company to deliver managed network communications solutions between their head office, base camp and five onshore rigs.

"'We are very proud and wish to thank this world-class upstream oil and gas company for renewing RigNet's managed remote communication services for these remote assets," said Richard Begnaud, Region Vice President, Middle East, North Africa, Central Africa. "I believe this renewal is a testament to RigNet's commitment to service quality and reliability in the Middle East.'

A high-performance and secure network is a high priority for the oil and gas community, ensuring effective and reliable communications, both offshore and onshore, and access to business-critical IT applications. Through this contract, RigNet is delivering a fully-managed end-to-end IP network solution using VSAT technology for last-mile connectivity. RigNet's fully managed network solutions ensure that the rig derives greater value from network services through increased standardization and innovation. The solution includes CrewWifi, VoIP, enterprise data and Internet access services supported by 24/7 network monitoring and support from RigNet's Network Operations Center and, if required, local field technician support, with backhaul to the company's offices via MPLS connection. The end user experience is improved through a WAN optimization service powered by Riverbed® Steelhead® appliances.

About RigNet

RigNet (Nasdaq:RNET) is a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, serving offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime vessels. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to over 1,200 remote sites in 50 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

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Source:RigNet, Inc.