Orange Business Services on Tuesday announced its $12 million deal with BW Offshore for a satellite communication solution for its fleet of oil and gas production vessels.
As per the five-year deal with the provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, Orange Business Services is providing Maritime VSAT which integrates BW Offshore’s 14 vessels and two land-based locations into the Orange MPLS network.
This solution offers access to the exact same business applications, communication and entertainment services at sea as on land.
BW Offshore has agreed to invest in Session Internet Protocol (SIP) trunking to facilitate the connection of a private branch exchange (PBX) to the Internet to enable implementation of unified communications for its 2,000 employees regardless of their location.
“By choosing satellite-based solution from Orange Business Services, we avoid many of the challenges we sometimes faced with a multiple provider strategy, like high latency on VSAT links and poor application performance on vessels at sea,” said Fritz Ekloff, senior vice president of Corporate IT at BW Offshore.