Satellite networking technology company Gilat has been selected by Sencinet, an integrator of managed services and solutions, for Petrobras’ oil and gas industry satellite connectivity project.
Petrobras, Brazil’s largest oil and gas company, is modernizing and expanding its onshore/offshore telecommunications capabilities with satellite connectivity solutions powered by Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c SATCOM network.
The offshore component of this connectivity deal is likely to be significant. Petrobras boasts long-term expertise in deep and ultradeep water exploration and production as a result of almost 50 years developing the Brazilian offshore basins.
Sencinet is deploying Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c within offshore platforms, ships and land stations as part of the innovative managed services satellite connectivity project it is providing to Petrobras.
Sencinet says its portfolio of SD-WAN, security, hybrid clouds, satellite and networking products and services is designed to solve enterprise connectivity and security challenges. In this case, it points out that the SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform offers many advantages, such as software VNO across multiple beams that permits Sencinet to meet the stringent service-level agreement (SLA) requirements of Petrobras with high quality and optimized deployment, as well as a smooth migration from Petrobras’ legacy network.
And there’s more to come according to Jayme Ribeiro, Sales and Marketing Executive Director at Sencinet, who says: “There is a broad market for solutions like these all across Brazil and together with Gilat we plan to accelerate our growth with companies that provide services to Petrobras, as well as with private oil and supply boat companies involved in exploration and logistics throughout the country.”