BETHESDA, MD, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Stratos Global, the leading global
provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications
solutions, today announced it has extended its contract to provide
Suncor Energy with a high-speed satellite link connecting Suncor's
Newfoundland operated offshore and shore-based facilities.
Under the terms of the five-year contract extension, Stratos is
providing Suncor with a dedicated, 1MB Single Channel Per Carrier
(SCPC) satellite link between Suncor's Newfoundland shore-based
facilities and the Terra Nova floating production storage and
offloading (FPSO) facility, which is located 217 miles offshore. The
link utilizes Telesat's Anik C-band satellite infrastructure. Stratos
has been providing Suncor with SCPC satellite services since 2002.
In addition to the satellite link and earth-station services, Stratos'
comprehensive solution for Suncor includes 24/7 corrective and
preventative maintenance services and hardware-support activities.
"As our support of the Canadian oil and gas industry expands, it is a
privilege to continue providing Suncor with dependable satellite
communications for its Terra Nova FPSO," said Gerbrand Schalkwijk,
Stratos Vice President, Global Enterprise Sales. "The Stratos SCPC
solution provides robust communications, making the FPSO an extension
of Suncor's corporate office. We are grateful for the opportunity to
help Suncor professionals benefit from fast and reliable data
About Stratos Services for the Global Energy Industry
For more than a decade, Stratos has been one of the largest suppliers of
vital communications systems (SCPC, VSAT, MSS and microwave) to the
global offshore energy industry. Stratos operates the largest and only
comprehensive microwave network in the Gulf of Mexico. Stratos
microwave and satellite-based networks provide offshore facilities
reliable, high-speed data for file transfers, voice, video
conferencing, e-mail and web access. Stratos serves the global energy
industry from offices worldwide.
Stratos is the world's trusted leader for vital communications. Stratos
offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote
communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and
microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and
industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications
performance. Stratos serves U.S. and international government,
military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime,
aeronautical, enterprise, and media users on seven continents and
across the world's oceans. Stratos is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Inmarsat plc. For more information, visit www.stratosglobal.com.
SOURCE Stratos Global Corporation
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