Speedcast International Ltd. said on Jan. 18 it has been selected by Noble Corp. Plc (NYSE: NE) to provide new IT communications equipment and fully managed connectivity services to their global drilling fleet.

Through a combination of satellite very small aperture terminals and 4G/LTE in key regions, Speedcast will deliver end-to-end managed communication services to Noble’s fleet of vessels and rigs.

The solution includes a technology change-out of the fleet’s entire hardware infrastructure, with installations of dual-band antennas and the latest modem technologies to maximize throughput, security and redundancy.

Noble will also benefit from segmented operational and crew networks to optimize efficiency and network availability. The end-to-end service will be supported by Speedcast’s 24x7x365 global customer service centers, with local field engineers in each operating region.

“This award is a milestone endorsement of the investment we have made to establish Speedcast as the global leader in the Energy sector. We are delighted to add Noble’s global fleet to the premier Energy customers that already place their trust in Speedcast,” Keith Johnson, COO and EVP of energy, Speedcast, said.

“This award allows us to demonstrate our truly global scale for reliable service in the most remote, harsh environments where critical and high priority connectivity solutions are required. We strive to instill the highest level of trust with our detailed, agile and flexible approach to meeting our customers’ unique requirements and solving their most significant communications and technology challenges,” Johnson added.