Building the World’s Largest 4G Offshore Network

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Statoil selected Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) to deploy and operate its high speed 4G-network on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). It’s a six-year contract with a four-year option, which calls for MCP to build what is essentially the world’s largest 4G network at sea.  Initially 15 rigs, two light well intervention vessels (LWI), two subsea inspection and maintenance vessels (IMR) and 50 supply ships will be covered.  The agreement includes existing and new oilfields operated by Statoil. It also opens up for expansion into the UK Continental Shelf and other areas of Statoil’s international operations.


(As published in the May 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 63,  May 2015

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