Oliveira Energia Taps Speedcast to Enable Connectivity Across 42 Sites

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Speedcast, a communications and IT services provider, has been selected by Oliveira Energia for a multi-year contract to deliver connectivity service to 42 power plants in the countryside of Amazonas State. Brazilian power electric generator Oliveira Energia serves more than two million customers in the Amazon basin.

The service is being delivered by Speedcast’s Brazilian entity, SC Caprock. The agreement includes the now completed installation and launch of a C-band VSAT (very small aperture terminal) network, which includes delivery of a supervisory control system, CCTV, VOIP and internet access.

Additionally, the company’s Brazilian entity will deliver equipment leasing, field maintenance and 24×7 network monitoring and support via its Customer Support Center. The hub of the VSAT network was also installed at Oliveira Energia’s headquarters in Manaus, which is operated remotely from the company’s Brazilian teleport network operations center.

“With the SC Caprock link, we have stability in the connection and very high availability, when compared to other technologies,” said Heitor Cândido, Technical Director at Oliveira Energia. “We started our project with an internet link, in Ku-band, but we soon identified that it would not serve for our supervision and control of the plants. We searched for other solutions, and SC Caprock provided the definitive one.”

“Our team in Brazil is best positioned to deliver on the unique connectivity needs of customers in the region, ensuring reliability for critical operations,” said James Trevelyan, Senior Vice President of Enterprise and Emerging Markets at Speedcast. “We are pleased to serve as Oliveira Energia’s communications partner, delivering a custom technology solution that will maximize their operational efficiencies.”

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The company leverages its global network platform to provide fully connected systems that harness technologies and applications to transform what remote operations can achieve.

With the world’s most comprehensive network, Speedcast enables faster, seamless pole-to-pole coverage from a global hybrid satellite, fiber, cellular, microwave, MPLS, and IP transport network with direct access to public cloud platforms.

The company integrates differentiated technology offerings that provide smarter ways to communicate and distribute content, manage network and remote operations, protect and secure investments, and improve the crew and guest experience. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 3,200 customers in over 140 countries.