CapRock Expands Presence in Africa

In response to customers' increasing operations in West Africa, CapRock Communications, a global satellite communications provider to remote and harsh environments, has expanded its international presence with a support center in Luanda, Angola.

"We have seen a significant increase in the demand for satellite communications from our customers operating in the energy as well as the engineering and construction sectors in West Africa," said CapRock President and COO Errol Olivier. "Opening a support center in Angola enables us to respond more quickly to customers' needs with in-region field technicians and local personnel."

CapRock is providing many global oilfield service companies in the region with on-site systems integration services and turnkey communications solutions to support their project requirements. From offshore drilling and production sites and support vessels to land-based facilities, regional offices, personnel housing and corporate command posts, CapRock is supporting all elements of clients' remote African operations.

"When expanding into new regions, it is critical that communications providers understand the regulatory and legal environment unique to each country," continued Olivier. "Customers can rely on us to take all of the required steps to be operating legally in the specific country prior to initiating service. CapRock takes the approach of managing all necessary documentation, certifications and approvals required to operate satellite communications so that customers can focus on their core business and not be burdened with the complexity of such a process."

As a final note Olivier commented, "As customers' operations continue to take them into new regions around the globe, they can count on CapRock to be their continued partner for reliable satellite communications. Opening the new support center in Angola is a testament to this commitment."

Celebrating 25 years in business, CapRock Communications is a global satellite communications provider for the offshore energy, maritime, construction, and mining industries, as well as for disaster relief and government applications. The company utilizes the latest field-proven satellite technologies to deliver highly reliable managed communication services for broadband networking, real-time video, and digital telephony to the world's harshest and most remote locations. Its global infrastructure that includes four international teleports and 10 support centers across the U.S., Central and South America, Europe, West Africa, and Asia Pacific.

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