RigNet awarded multi-year managed services renewal, including Software as a Service (SaaS)

HOUSTON, Aug. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), a leading global provider of technology solutions, today announced that it has renewed a contract to provide remote communication services and Software as a Service (SaaS) for a global offshore driller’s entire marketable fleet. Through the multi-year contract, RigNet will deliver a VSAT managed service for the customer’s fleet to optimize their operations around the world.

“We are pleased that this global offshore driller has reinforced their confidence in RigNet by extending our contract and leveraging our SaaS offerings that improve crew welfare and operational performance," said Steven Pickett, RigNet’s CEO and president. “RigNet applications will enable all of our customers to experience enhanced productivity and operational efficiencies.”

The end-to-end connectivity solution includes RigNet’s deployment of CrewWifi, a SaaS offering, over the existing managed services. Additionally, RigNet will provide VoIP and Internet access services that are supported by RigNet’s global Network Operation Centers. The solution also includes an enhancement that optimizes our customers’ services to ensure the delivery of their other operational applications.

About RigNet

RigNet (NASDAQ:RNET) is a leading global provider of technology solutions serving remote locations, including energy facilities and maritime vessels. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing, crew welfare, asset monitoring and real-time data services. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas and has operations around the globe.

For more information on RigNet, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

Media / Investor Relations Contact: Charles E. Schneider SVP & Chief Financial Officer RigNet, Inc. Tel: +1 (281) 674-0699