[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] RigNet has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to offer Fleet Xpress, the maritime version of its Global Xpress service, to the oil and gas maritime sector. The agreement will enable RigNet to extend high-speed communications to offshore service and supply vessels within the global oil and gas industry.
“The addition of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress to our energy maritime offerings will enable RigNet to deliver a high degree of service and functionality to this important sector of the oil and gas market,” said Mark Slaughter, CEO and president of RigNet.
Fleet Xpress is Inmarsat’s hybrid Ka/L-band mobile satellite system. RigNet purchased Inmarsat’s enterprise energy business in January 2014.