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Comms player SpeedCast sets up energy division, opens Houston office

Iain Morris
November 11, 2014

Satellite operator SpeedCast has opened a new energy division and Houston office that will sell M2M and other communications services to oil and gas players globally.

The news follows the recent recruitment as general manager of Keith Johnson, who is to head up the new energy division.

SpeedCast (Hong Kong) says the idea is to consolidate all of its existing business activities for the energy sector in one operational unit.

The company already maintains offices in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe and provides a range of services to oil and gas companies.

In a statement, SpeedCast said it specialized in helping companies to manage their remote site requirements for real-time data, voice, video and M2M services.

All of those services will now be made available through the new energy division.

While SpeedCast will take advantage of its global resources, it has also indicated it is setting up a dedicated team in Houston to provide local sales, field service, engineering and program management support in the Americas and Gulf of Mexico region.

“Our expansion into the North American market reinforces our commitment to deliver high-quality, reliable managed network services to our customers globally and to support them wherever they operate,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, the chief executive of SpeedCast. “With many of the largest global energy companies based in Houston, this was an obvious choice for us to open our energy division.”

“This location will allow us to be closer to key decision makers and provide them with alternatives for their needs globally,” he added.

SpeedCast claims that it currently provides managed services for more than 1,000 rigs and vessels as well as more than 3,000 land-based sites, supporting customers operating in more than 60 countries.
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