Tampnet Partners with GigSky to Provide Short-Term Offshore Data Plans in the Western Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea.

(Stavanger, Norway) September 23rd  2020 - With the tap of a button using the GigSky app, offshore workers, anglers and boaters can enjoy Tampnet’s offshore LTE coverage in both the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea.

GigSky, the leading mobile app for global cellular connectivity on eSIM-enabled iOS and Android devices, today announced a unique addition to its 190 country coverage: offshore LTE coverage for the western half of the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. Working with Tampnet, the world’s largest offshore high-compacity communications network, GigSky now provides over 80,000 square miles (210,000 square kilometers) of offshore coverage.

Unique short term data plans
Despite the significant amount of travel to these regions, connectivity options are rather limited – typically consisting of expensive telco and/or satellite coverage, or simply leaving individuals with no coverage at all. GigSky’s unique short-term data plans offer a new solution for offshore workers, fishermen, and recreational boaters.

A user simply downloads the GigSky app, selects a data plan for the Gulf of Mexico or the North Sea, and connects to LTE on the spot. These commitment-free, a-la-carte data plans provide a hassle-free approach to staying connected – for just the right amount of time.

We are very excited to finally solve the problem of limited connectivity that many people working in these regions have felt over the years, In partnering with Tampnet, the market leader in offshore communications, we’re confident that we can deliver a flawless service in a familiar and easy to use format.

Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, Founder & CEO of GigSky.

Tampnet is thrilled to partner with Gigsky, making it easy and fast to connect to our high speed low latency offshore network.

Per Helge Svensson, CEO of Tampnet.

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It's simple. If you own one of the latest eSIM-compatible iPhones or Pixels - download the GigSky app, select a plan, and you'll connect in minutes - no physical SIM card required. Perfect for offshore workers who want to purchase data on their own terms, or anyone else who simply needs a bit of data at sea. 

About Tampnet
Tampnet was founded in 2001 in Stavanger, Norway and operates the world’s largest offshore high capacity communication network in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, serving customers within Oil & Gas, Wind Energy, Maritime and Carrier sectors with first-class telecommunications. The company employs more than 100 people, is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway and has offices in the UK, the Netherlands, USA and Brazil.Tampnet connects offshore installations to redundant and reliable terrestrial networks with high capacity and low latency (high speed).

Tampnet also installs and operates offshore 4G LTE coverage networks enabling roaming and the digital transformation and internet of things (IoT) on offshore oil & gas platforms, offshore windfarms and service vessels and other commercial vessels.

Tampnet Carrier is Tampnet’s European and transatlantic fiber infrastructure network, passing through eight selected countries. Tampnet International Carrier is all about connectivity, capacity, speed, and milliseconds – data transfer with minimum delay - without compromising quality and reliability. Our unique network routes connect 30 vital data centers in 12 European and American cities and central hubs.

For more information please contact:

Per Helge Svensson, Chief Executive Officer, Tampnet
Mobile: +47 905 29 868
Email: phs@tampnet.com  

Frode Støldal, Chief Digital Officer, Tampnet
Mobile: +47 99169901

About GigSky
Founded in 2010, GigSky is a leading provider of global cellular connectivity and eSIM solutions for consumers, businesses and manufacturers. Through the company’s 500+ carrier network, GigSky provides affordable and reliable coverage in over 190 countries and territories. GigSky’s innovative products include the GigSky App & eSIM service for iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, GigSky for iPad, GigSky for Windows 10 Connected PC, IoT solutions, and enterprise mobile data management solutions. Connect with GigSky on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 
Contact: press@gigsky.com