SpeedCast International Limited (“SpeedCast”), a leading global satellite telecommunications service provider, today announced a new agreement with Gazprom Space Systems (“GSS”), a Russian-based satellite operator, to expand satellite communications services in Africa. This partnership allows Speed?ast to utilize capacity on GSS’s Yamal-402 Ku-band satellite to provide high-performance services to global oil and gas companies across Africa.

Customers will benefit from the high-performance and excellent look angles for Africa offered by the Yamal-402 satellite. With the uplink based in Germany, customers will be able to land their traffic directly into Europe, taking advantage of high-speed interconnection throughout Europe. Further, Germany’s excellent standards of infrastructure and advanced data security laws will ensure the highest levels of security for customers’ sensitive data.

“We are always searching for the best solutions for our customers in the key countries in which they operate”, commented Moti Shulman, Vice President, Technologies & Network Planning, SpeedCast International Limited. “The expansion of our services for the African resource market augment SpeedCast’s current service capacity in Africa. We are thrilled to partner with Gazprom Space Systems to deliver communication services into the African region. Delivering innovative solutions to meet the needs of our customers is at the heart of our success.”

“We are pleased to partner with a market leader in global satellite communications, with growing market share in the energy sector,” said Dmirty Sevastiyanov, Director General, Gazprom Space Systems. “Our partnership with SpeedCast will further strengthen our common ability to deliver the reliable and efficient broadband and mobile connectivity that energy companies demand nowadays.”

About SpeedCast International Limited

SpeedCast is a leading global network and satellite communications service provider offering high-quality managed networks services in over 90 countries; and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide. Headquartered in Hong Kong, with 33 international sales & support offices and 31 teleport operations, SpeedCast has a unique infrastructure to serve the requirements of customers globally. With over 5,000 links on land and at sea supporting mission critical applications, SpeedCast has distinguished itself with a strong operational expertise and a highly efficient support organization, which are the foundation of SpeedCast’s success. SpeedCast is publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange under the ticker SDA (ASX:SDA). For more information, visit www.speedcast.com.

About Gazprom Space Systems

Gazprom Space Systems is an international operator providing satellites capacity in a considerable part of the Eastern hemisphere. The company has created and operates Yamal Satellite Communications System consisting of four satellites (Yamal-202, Yamal-300K, Yamal401 and Yamal-402) and advanced ground telecommunications infrastructure (teleports, TV center, a wide network of ground stations in the Russian regions). For more information, visit www.gazprom-spacesystems.ru.


For SpeedCast:
Clara So
SpeedCast Limited
+852 3919-6894

For Gazprom Space Systems:
Nikolay Denisenko
Gazprom Space Systems
+7 495 500 38 89