Tampnet首席执行官Per Helge Sensson在一封发给美国钻井网站的书面声明中表示：“对于Tampnet来说，这是一个非常重要的里程碑，因为它增强了我们在墨西哥湾地区的基础设施，使我们可以为更多的客户提供服务。我们相信，一家独立的电信运营商将对新客户具有吸引力，我们致力于提供与目前客户体验相同的高水平通信。”
李峻 编译自 美国钻井网站
BP to Sell GOM Telecoms Network
Offshore communication network provider Tampnet reported Monday that it has agreed to purchase a 746-mile (1,200-kilometer) offshore fiber cable system in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) from BP (NYSE: BP).
“This is an extremely important milestone for Tampnet as it enhances our infrastructure in the GoM from which we can serve even more customers,” Tampnet CEO Per Helge Sensson remarked in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. “We believe an independent telecoms operator will be attractive to new customers and we are committed to delivering the same high level of communications as customers experience today.”
According to Tampnet, the acquisition will give it ownership of a key subsea fiber cable system that it had already been using for its offshore LTE network. The company added the purchase will help it improve its GoM infrastructure and market position. It also noted the fiber cable system comes with existing long-term contracts with large customers active in the deepwater GoM.
Tampnet, which stated commercial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, noted that it plans to expand the network to provide direct fiber access and LTE coverage to customers across the maritime industry. Pending third-party and regulatory consents and approvals, the acquisition will likely close by the end of this year, the buyer added.