Harris CapRock And O3b Networks Team To Provide Advanced Broadband Services At Sea For Additional Royal Caribbean International Vessel

Harris CapRock Communications, a premier global provider of managed communication solutions for remote and harsh environments, has expanded its collaboration with O3b Networks to deliver an advanced communications solution for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s Allure of the Seas SM cruise ship. The two companies also are teaming to integrate systems aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas SM -- one of the largest and most innovative cruise ships in the world.

The collaborative solution will enable Royal Caribbean to offer a wide range of consumer and enterprise Broadband applications -- greatly enhancing guest experience and crew morale. The solution will leverage O3b’s unique, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit satellite fleet and Harris CapRock’s maritime systems integration expertise. Harris CapRock will install stabilized antenna systems and provide continuous, fully managed service to deliver high levels of dedicated, fiber-quality bandwidth to the Allure of the Seas SM and Oasis of the Seas SM throughout their voyages.

“As the systems integrator and managed service provider for these sister ships, Harris CapRock is focused on ensuring a smooth installation and commissioning of what will be an unrivaled Broadband service at sea,” said Rick Simonian, president, Maritime Solutions, Harris CapRock.

“O3b looks forward to working with Harris CapRock to provide Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas’ guests and crew the same high-speed Broadband connectivity they are familiar with on land. Our innovation, combined with Harris CapRock’s capability as a world-class satellite systems integrator, has created a world-class partnership, for which we are extremely proud,” said Steve Collar, CEO of O3b Networks.

In May 2012, Harris CapRock was awarded a five-year contract with Royal Caribbean to provide communications services onboard its fleet of 35 ships in its Royal Caribbean International®, Celebrity Cruises® and Azamara Club Cruises® brands. To date, the company has completed the de-installation and installation of more than 120 large antenna systems onboard the fleet as an essential component of the managed network service for Royal Caribbean.

Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed satellite and terrestrial communications solutions, specifically for remote and harsh environments including the energy, government and maritime markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7 customer support centers, local presence in 23 countries, and over 275 global field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific.

About O3b Networks Limited

O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite service provider building a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. The O3b system will combine the global reach of satellite with the speed of a fiber‐optic network providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries with low‐cost, high‐speed, low latency Internet and mobile connectivity. O3b Networks’ investors include SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital and Luxempart O3b Networks is headquartered in St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands.

About Harris Corporation

Harris (NYSE:HRS) is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees – including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications ® products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.

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