Tampnet Wins 700MHz Spectrum Licenses in the Netherlands

Stavanger/Amsterdam – May 18, 2021 Yesterday Agentschap Telecom in the Netherlands announced that Tampnet has won key 700MHz spectrum licenses for use on the Dutch continental shelf. The 2x20MHz spectrum in the 700MHz band is going to be important for the continued development of connectivity and digital services provided to oil, gas and wind energy assets in the Dutch part of the North Sea.

Tampnet keeps investing in its presence in the North Sea and the technical project team has already taken the first steps to implement the new spectrum, which will be in operation in a few weeks.

We are extremely happy to have won 2x20MHz of prime spectrum in this auction. Spectrum is an important natural resource in order to provide mobile services, and with these key licenses we are able to provide improved connectivity and capacity to our customers within the offshore oil, gas and wind energy industries on the Dutch continental shelf.”

Huib Fenenga
Country Manager The Netherlands Huib


On-Asset Coverage
Usually Tampnet’s marine coverage penetrates offshore structures, so that energy and service companies can make use of the coverage inside offshore installations, also defined as “On-Asset Coverage”. Compared to other spectrum bands, the 700MHz spectrum has the best ability to create On-Asset and indoor coverage on offshore installations. In addition Tampnet can install dedicated antennas to establish 100 percent coverage and enable indoor use of tablets, smartphones, wearables, sensors and machine to machine communication.

“With this new 700MHz spectrum we are really going to boost all digitalization efforts for all industries in the offshore region”, Fenenga points out.NSEA Coverage

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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 110 people, with offices in Norway, 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 digital transformation on offshore oil & gas platforms, offshore windfarms and service vessels and other commercial vessels. Tampnet Carrier is Tampnet’s European and transatlantic fibre infrastructure network, passing through eight countries. Tampnet International Carrier is all about connectivity, capacity and speed.

Per Helge Svensson, CEO
Mobile phone: +47 905 29 868
Email: phs@tampnet.com