Speedcast acquires WINS Limited

satellite africaThere is a growing demand of VSAT services in the maritime sector. (Image source: pandpstock001) SpeedCast International Limited, a satellite communications and network service provider has rolled out broadband satellite communications and IT solutions for the maritime sector following its acquisition by WINS Limited

WINS offers services to more than 100 passenger vessels, including cruise liners and ferries and more than 2,000 merchant shipping vessels with a portfolio of VSAT, L-Band, accounting authority services and international maritime GSM services.

“This acquisition is further affirmation of SpeedCast’s growth strategies, and is a significant milestone for us. Together, we are well poised to expand our network to support the growing demand of VSAT services in the maritime sector,” stated SpeedCast CEO, Pierre-Jean Beylier.

Also commenting on the new partnership Tony Mejlaq, chairman and CEO of WINS said, “We founded WINS with a vision of connecting users in any location, no matter how remote. Becoming part of the SpeedCast family enables us to join a group with real international connections, providing us with access to new markets. We are very excited to join the SpeedCast family and deliver new service capabilities to our customers. Our customers will benefit from the enhanced customer service network and world class infrastructure.

SpeedCast has more than 5,000 links on land and at sea supporting mission critical applications. 

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