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Tampnet expand offshore 4G LTE coverage to the West of Shetland

Tampnet expand offshore 4G LTE coverage to the West of Shetland

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14 January 2019

Tampnet, the leading provider of high-capacity, low-latency telecommunication infrastructure and services for the offshore Oil&Gas and maritime industry, have expanded their offshore 4G LTE network to cover the West of Shetland basin.

Interest in the area is surging among oil and gas companies with exploration well numbers set to reach the highest level since the crude price drop started. This high level of activity adds to the importance for Tampnet to add coverage, enabling the ongoing and future operations to take advantage of the possibilities that come with fiber based, high capacity and low latency wireless communication.

The initial expansion consists of two new base stations installed on the Glen Lyon FPSO and Clair Ridge  both operated by BP. This strategic addition of coverage has been brought to life by a joint effort from BP, Tampnet and SHEFA.

Tampnet Managing Director for the North Sea, Per Atle Sørensen says: "Any expansion of coverage is good for us as we unleash huge digitalization opportunities with affordable and highly flexible wireless communications of unrivalled quality for the industry. Coverage in the West of Shetland basin means that we can provide existing clients with the same high level of service they are accustomed to elsewhere from Tampnet. Our great relationship with BP goes back many years and covers several regions, and we are of course happy to cooperate with them also West of Shetland. The Glen Lyon base station is already active and we see a lot of interest from companies operating in the area. Next up is the mentioned Clair Ridge, and we look forward to go live with that as soon as possible."