MCP signs comms deal with Gulf OffshoreCompany News // September 30, 2013
Maritime Communication Partner (MCP) has signed a three-year contract with Gulf Offshore Norway. The deal provides three vessels, all of which operate on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, with solutions enabling seamless mobile phone coverage and internet access.
MCP said is the first firm to offer this custom-made offshore solution to vessels operating in the North Sea.
MCP, which is well-established in the mobile communications market for cruise and ferry operators, is bringing its expertise and proven global network capabilities to the offshore segment. Its new solution allows crews to communicate at sea as they would on land. This is achieved thanks to an integrated offer that combines MCP’s successful CellAtSea network, with other networks such as GSM, ICE and VSAT.
Erik Utne Eikerhaugen, COO of Gulf Offshore, said: "Our crew can now benefit from an easier and more convenient way to keep in touch with family and friends. At the same time, our customers can enjoy a faster
and cheaper way to communicate with the ships they have hired, rather than relying on expensive satellite communications. This facilitates better cost control, for us and them.”