Ericsson and Tampnet Bring IoT Connectivity Management to Offshore Industries

Ericsson and Tampnet bring IoT connectivity management to offshore industries

Stavanger, Norway – May, 10 2021 – The vast oceans and seas of the world are proving no barrier to Ericsson’s IoT connectivity capabilities as the company teams up with offshore communications network leader, Tampnet, to improve operational efficiency and worker safety while reducing the carbon footprint at some of the world’s toughest and remotest workplaces.

With the management capabilities of Ericsson IoT Accelerator, the latest sensors and remote monitoring equipment can be deployed to people and places in a variety of remote offshore use cases and connected in real time.

Frode Støldal, President of Tampnet Americas says, “Through our partnership with Ericsson, we are bringing the same IoT connectivity benefits to the offshore industry and enterprises, that land-based companies are benefiting from. In many instances, Tampnet is pioneering new services and business models offshore that are later adopted onshore. Together, we are truly digitalizing the high seas as part of the fourth industrial revolution. These are exciting times for our customers.”

Headquartered in Norway, Tampnet owns and operates the largest offshore high-capacity, low latency communication networks in the world, including the largest in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Tampnet’s offshore customers span the offshore oil and gas, wind energy and maritime industries, as well as the carrier market.

More than 8,500 enterprises globally already benefit from the Ericsson IoT Accelerator-powered capabilities offered by CSP partners.

Kyle Okamoto, General Manager IoT, Ericsson, says: “Our partnership with Tampnet shows that Ericsson has the capability of delivering IoT management to any enterprise or industry customer, in any work environment. We will work closely with Tampnet to ensure that its customers benefit from Ericsson IoT Accelerator – just as we are doing with more than 8,500 other enterprises around the world.”


Through the use of SIM cards, wearables can be deployed to employees, equipment and other assets, enabling instant actions on real-time data and the optimization of planning operations through Tampnet’s 4G LTE network.

Operations, asset integrity and maintenance teams can collect live data, connect with remote specialists, and turnaround work scopes efficiently with the assurance that all quality checks can be completed and verified in real time.

The level of collaboration possible for day-to-day tasks as well as specialist scopes greatly reduces downtime, improves coordination of persons on board, and optimizes pre-scope planning, safety and preparation tasks.


In addition to IoT connectivity management, Ericsson is a long-standing technology partner to Tampnet, providing robust and secure private networks.

Ericsson 4G and 5G private networks – with low latency, high availability, and high performance – are designed to make Industry 4.0 a reality. Ericsson’s private networks connect industrial sites and assets for greater efficiency and control – and people for a safer worker experience.

Meet Tampnet and Ericsson at The Oil & Gas IoT Summit event (12-13 May, Altis Grand Hole, Lisbon, Portugal)


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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 100 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.

About Ericsson

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York.

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