Speedcast Inks Deal to Connect Advanced Expedition Ship

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Speedcast was awarded a multi-year communications and value-added services contract with Aurora Expeditions for the Greg Mortimer expedition ship, one of the most advanced expedition ships in the world.

Speedcast will provide Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) connectivity with L-band backup for seamless and truly global mobile satellite service. The value-added services included in the deal are live TV, Speedcast TV on Demand with custom radio streaming and PressReader digital newspapers and magazines.

“Aurora Expeditions is redefining expedition cruising. Their vessel not only required robust communications capable of performing in extremely adverse weather conditions, but also services that satisfy the guests’ demand for luxury and comfort,” Speedcast Senior Vice President of Cruise and Ferry Markets Brent Horwitz said in a statement. “Speedcast provides services to over 50 percent of ocean-going cruise ships globally and we are honored that Aurora Expedition’s team has trusted us with such unique and exciting challenges to expand our strategic communications partnership with innovative content services and deliver unforgettable guest experiences.”

Financial details of the contract award were not disclosed.

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