Speedcast Announces Executive Management Changes
Speedcast International Limited has announced two changes to its executive management team: Keith Johnson will become chief operating officer, and Erwan Emilian will lead the Enterprise & Emerging Markets division. Johnson, currently EVP of Speedcast’s Energy Division, will take over for David Kagan as chief operating officer, while also keeping his existing Energy Division responsibilities. Kagan leave Speedcast in early December for personal reasons, but will remain as an advisor to the CEO on a limited-time basis.
SpeedCast Appoints Kagan as COO
Satellite communications and network service provider SpeedCast International Limited has announced the appointment of David Kagan to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) reporting to Chief Executive Officer Pierre-Jean Beylier. Kagan comes to SpeedCast from Globalstar, where he served as President and COO. Uniquely qualified as a result of his extensive industry experience, Kagan previously held C-level executive positions at ITC Global, Globe Wireless, Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN), ICG Satellite Services and Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
Harris CapRock Connectivity Assists Oceaneering ROV Ops
Technology from Harris CapRock Communications is enabling Oceaneering International, Inc. to remotely pilot and automatically control its NEXXUS remotely operated vehicle ROV. Harris CapRock is providing satellite bandwidth and service to operate the ROV, which enables the pilot to execute assignments ranging from simple video monitoring to highly complex vessel inspection tasks. The satellite link enables Oceaneering to pilot the ROV from offshore, from another vessel, or from an onshore command center.
BIG DATA: First Intelsat EpicNG Satellite Launched
The launch yesterday of the Intelsat 29e, the first of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, promises to usher in a new era of "Big Data" in the maritime sector, among others. The satellite was launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle. Manufactured by Boeing and equipped with advanced digital payload, Intelsat 29e will bring high throughput capacity in both C- and Ku-band to North and Latin America and the North Atlantic region. Intelsat 29e will be placed into service at 310° East, where it replaces Intelsat 1R.
Harris CapRock President Joins VF Board
Tracey Haslam, president of Harris CapRock Communications, has been elected to serve on the Global VSAT Forum’s (GVF) Board of Directors. The GVF Board leads the association as it continues to create greater awareness of the commercial, economic, political and technological advantages provided by satellite broadband and broadcasting solutions. The vote was held in conjunction with the GVF High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Roundtable London 2015: Game Changer or New Game event on Dec.
New Satcom Solution from Harris CapRock
Harris CapRock Communications has launched Harris CapRock One, a unified, fully managed satellite, wireless and terrestrial connectivity service designed to reduce customers’ voice, data and equipment management costs. Harris CapRock One is an integrated end-to-end service that transparently switches between transport mediums to optimize communications for global customers. According to Harris CapRock, customers in the energy and cruise industry, for example, often struggle to obtain reliable…
Harris CapRock Communications again Top Independent Operator
For the fourth consecutive year, Harris CapRock Communications has been ranked number one on The Independent Top Twenty listing by the World Teleport Association (WTA). The company also ranked fifth on The Global Top Twenty in 2014 based on total revenue and year-over-year growth. “The WTA’s annual December announcement serves as a definitive marker of the state of the industry and the direction of its leading service providers in the year to come,” said Tracey Haslam, president, Harris CapRock Communications.
MTN Builds Houston Team
MTN Communications (MTN) is building a business development and technical team in Houston in response to 20 percent year-over-year growth in oil and gas vessels served, the company said. “Building our Houston team is one more investment in the oil and gas sector as we serve an unprecedented number of the most data-intensive customers in the industry,” said Errol Olivier, MTN CEO and Oil & Gas industry veteran. “Our customers tell us they sought out MTN for our extreme reliability, technology innovation and leading customer service.
Johnson Joins Speedcast as Senior VP, Energy
SpeedCast International Limited (SpeedCast) announced that Keith Johnson has joined SpeedCast as senior vice president / GM in charge of Energy services globally. In this role, Johnson will oversee all of SpeedCast’s business activities for the Energy sector (Oil and Gas in particular), including strategic planning, program management, business development and global sales for SpeedCast’s worldwide operations. Johnson has experience in the Satellite Telecommunication and Energy industries, which he gained over the past 30 years.
MTN Appoints Venegas GM, Oil and Gas
MTN Communications (MTN) announces Santos Venegas has joined the company as general manager for its Oil and Gas Division. This appointment further solidifies MTN’s position in the market as a pioneer in communications technology spanning across various market segments. A 35-year industry veteran and respected consultant, Santos most recently served as managing director for Latin America at Harris CapRock. Prior to that role, he was director of Corporate Development. Serving the company for 28 years…
Harris CapRock Fulfill Major Cruise Line Satcom Contract
Harris CapRock has completed fleet installation of its managed communications solutions onboard 33 Royal Caribbean Cruise vessels. Since the start of the project, the company has removed 48 legacy antennas, installed 86 new ones in ports all around the world and procured more than 59,000 individual components for the project. Harris CapRock has developed a new card-less crew-calling kiosk and voice platform which the Royal Caribbean crew has used to make more than three million calls totalling more than 24 million minutes to date.
RigNet Appoint Molly McGuirk US Region Manager
RigNet, Inc., provider of managed remote communications to the oil and gas industry, makes management appointments. The company appoint Molly McGuirk as Region Manager, United States, & Mike Neugebauer as Director, Global Operations & QHSE. McGuirk, who has been serving as director – global operations & QHSE, will have profit-and-loss responsibility for RigNet's operations in the United States, both offshore and onshore, as well as for international operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
OceanWorks Contracted to Supply Spare OCB Components
OceanWorks International contracted to deliver additional seafloor nodes for CSnet International’s Offshore Communications Backbone (OCB). The OCB (Offshore Communications Backbone) subsea infrastructure, including five seafloor nodes which form the existing seafloor observatory portion of the system, was originally designed by OceanWorks International and delivered to Harris Caprock Communications (HCC) . The system was deployed in 3000m of water in the Mediterranean Sea during…
MTS Elects Four to Board of Directors
The Marine Technology Society (MTS) announced the results of its recent elections for positions on its Board of Directors. The following Vice Presidents were elected: Jill Zande, Education and Research; Ray Toll, Industry and Technology; Donna Kocak, Publications; and Justin Manley, Government and Public Affairs. Election results were announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting during OCEANS’11 MTS/IEEE Kona in Hawaii. Jill Zande is the Associate Director and ROV Competition Coordinator for the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center.
Harris Corporation Completes Acquisition Of Schlumberger Global Connectivity Services
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Global Connectivity Services (GCS) business from an operating unit of Schlumberger. Harris combined the former Schlumberger GCS business with its existing Maritime Communications Services business and the recently acquired CapRock Communications, and infrastructure assets from Core180's government business to form Harris CapRock Communications…