We are pleased to announce that Tampnet has signed an agreement to acquire North Sea Communications AS (NSC), a subsidiary of TeliaSonera. NCS operates a broadband communication system in the southern part of the North Sea, complementing Tampnet`s network in the central and northern parts.
The acquisition, which was initiated by HitecVision, marks the achievement of an important milestone in our development plan for Tampnet. The two companies will be fully integrated, providing a strong specialized telecom carrier to serve the growing needs of the offshore oil and gas industry.
NSC operates a fibre optical cable system between Norway and the UK, providing the offshore oil and gas industry in the southern part of the North Sea with high speed and low latency communications. The fibre optic cable system runs from Stavanger and Kårstø via the Draupner, Ula, Ekofisk, Valhall and Murdoch fields, also connecting several surrounding fields. The cable lands at Lowestoft with onwards connections to London and Aberdeen. The cable system has a length of 1,150 km from Kårstø to London.