Harris CapRock and O3b Networks Team to Provide Advanced Broadband Services
at Sea for Additional Royal Caribbean International Vessel
*Enables high-bandwidth services to some of the world’s largest and most
innovative cruise ships
*Optimized Internet and Broadband services improve guest experience and
*Solution integrates unique O3b satellite system for unprecedented
performance and reliability
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- March 12, 2013
Harris CapRock Communications, a premier global provider of managed
communication solutions for remote and harsh environments, has expanded its
collaboration with O3b Networks to deliver an advanced communications solution
for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s Allure of the Seas^SM cruise ship. The two
companies also are teaming to integrate systems aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis
of the Seas^SM -- one of the largest and most innovative cruise ships in the
The collaborative solution will enable Royal Caribbean to offer a wide range
of consumer and enterprise Broadband applications -- greatly enhancing guest
experience and crew morale. The solution will leverage O3b’s unique,
low-latency Medium Earth Orbit satellite fleet and Harris CapRock’s maritime
systems integration expertise. Harris CapRock will install stabilized antenna
systems and provide continuous, fully managed service to deliver high levels
of dedicated, fiber-quality bandwidth to the Allure of the Seas^SM and Oasis
of the Seas^SM throughout their voyages.
“As the systems integrator and managed service provider for these sister
ships, Harris CapRock is focused on ensuring a smooth installation and
commissioning of what will be an unrivaled Broadband service at sea,” said
Rick Simonian, president, Maritime Solutions, Harris CapRock.
“O3b looks forward to working with Harris CapRock to provide Oasis of the Seas
and Allure of the Seas’ guests and crew the same high-speed Broadband
connectivity they are familiar with on land. Our innovation, combined with
Harris CapRock’s capability as a world-class satellite systems integrator, has
created a world-class partnership, for which we are extremely proud,” said
Steve Collar, CEO of O3b Networks.
In May 2012, Harris CapRock was awarded a five-year contract with Royal
Caribbean to provide communications services onboard its fleet of 35 ships in
its Royal Caribbean International®, Celebrity Cruises® and Azamara Club
Cruises® brands. To date, the company has completed the de-installation and
installation of more than 120 large antenna systems onboard the fleet as an
essential component of the managed network service for Royal Caribbean.
Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed
satellite and terrestrial communications solutions, specifically for remote
and harsh environments including the energy, government and maritime markets.
Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes
teleports on six continents, five 24/7 customer support centers, local
presence in 23 countries, and over 275 global field service personnel
supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America,
Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific.
About O3b Networks Limited
O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite service provider building a
next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet
service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets.
The O3b system will combine the global reach of satellite with the speed of a
fiber‐optic network providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly
180 countries with low‐cost, high‐speed, low latency Internet and mobile
connectivity. O3b Networks’ investors include SES, Google, Liberty Global,
HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company,
Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital and Luxempart O3b
Networks is headquartered in St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands.
About Harris Corporation
Harris (NYSE:HRS) is an international communications and information
technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125
countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately
$5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees – including 6,000
engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class
assured communications^® products, systems and services. Additional
information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.
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