Tampnet, a Stavanger, Norway-based only independent telecommunications operator of sub-sea fiber-based and wireless 4G LTE communication to the offshore oil & gas installations in the North Sea, and Globalgig, a San Antonio, Texas-based global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), in a recent press release statement on Tuesday, Apr. 9th 2019, announced that the two organizations have completed testing and have reached an agreement allowing Tampnet network access through patented multi-IMSI SIM from Globalgig.
The San Antonio-based Globalgig offers wireless service for enterprise connectivity, SD-WAN, and IoT applications in over 200 countries all around the world on one SIM card. And with this partnership with Tampnet, it’ll now be able to extend its one SIM card for both onshore and offshore communications.
Currently, Tampnet is the largest operator of offshore high-capacity communication network globally – in the North Sea & the Gulf of Mexico – that caters its services to over 350 oil and gas platforms, floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) and exploration rigs.
“Our agreement with Globalgig is further evidence of our expansion and growth as we develop key partnerships to fill the capacity on our advanced LTE network,” mentioned Helge Svensson, CEO of Tampnet. “Seamless mobility onshore and offshore provides the foundation in an ever-expanding ecosystem of solutions.”
“The impact of this agreement is significant in that Globalgig’s SIM card can be leveraged for offshore use in addition to providing connectivity for onshore enterprise applications such as SD-WAN and IoT,” stated Ernest Cunningham, CEO of Globalgig. “For the first time, our partners and customers can easily extend their reach to offshore locations. A ship and its crew can leave England, travel across the North Sea to Norway and stay connected in port and at sea with high-speed LTE.”