Speedcast Launches a New Model of Its Industry-Leading Sigma Universal Remote

Advanced network management platform connects the future of networking with SD-WAN, over-the-air upgrade features and edge applications

Houston, Texas – March 14, 2023 Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, has released a new model of the company’s Sigma network management platform with new architecture for the award-winning Universal Remote. Hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, the advanced Sigma platform makes connectivity path management and network control simpler, faster, and more affordable than ever.

From an intuitive user interface to intelligent and secure network switching, Enhanced Sigma streamlines the complexities of diverse connectivity paths, making the concept of 100% uptime a reality for customers with critical operations or remote business needs.

SIGMA’s newly released feature set enables customers to seamlessly incorporate new technologies and communications paths, including low-Earth-orbit (LEO) and medium-Earth-orbit (MEO) satellite constellations. Customers can seamlessly layer any connectivity path, including Starlink and OneWeb, to their existing corporate networks, optimizing application performance and providing robust edge security.

The Sigma platform is being implemented as part of a multi-path, multi-orbit connectivity solution for a Europe-based logistics and transportation company with a fleet of cable-laying vessels. The ability to support a significantly expanded number of WANs with a complete enterprise SD-WAN suite enabling smart load balancing, QoS, WAN switching and next-generation firewalls has fueled interest in the advanced SIGMA platform. The network management solution was also recently deployed for a Singapore-based ship management company and a North America-based tanker fleet.

“The demand for highly diverse networks and seamless integration with third-party VSAT services like Starlink and OneWeb have been a key sales driver for us,” said Joe Spytek, CEO of Speedcast. “Our Sigma Universal Remote brings together a full suite of enablers for comprehensive multi-path network management.”

An AWS-qualified platform, Sigma’s new architecture highlights SpeedCast’s innovative approach to network management. It removes complexity and cost for operations and provides users with complete transparency and control over their network. Built-in traffic and policy management provides users with real-time bandwidth monitoring and the ability to control and prioritize data usage for critical applications on crew welfare or other remote site requirements. In addition, the platform includes Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) cloud-native technology for additional network security through a zero trust approach that validates users and device access to applications anywhere in the world. The SASE framework helps organizations simplify their IT infrastructure, advance threat prevention, better protect their data, easily connect users and devices wherever they are located, and lower overall costs.

Updates can be broadcast to remote sites, saving customers significant time and providing cost savings with full remote upgrades. With an increasing number of communication paths, satellite orbits, unique constellations and specialized technologies, the new remotely extended Sigma enhancements ensure that customers always have access to the latest network management features for future-proof operations.

Spytek said, “This is just the beginning.” “Being cloud-native, the Sigma platform is highly scalable and can accelerate our time-to-market to bring customers edge applications that will make a difference to their remote operations. We are working to prioritize new features at Sigma so that we can deliver value to customers faster and help them accelerate their operations.

SpeedCast maintains the world’s largest technology-agnostic network, encompassing satellite, LTE, microwave and L-band, to ensure the highest levels of uptime, availability and performance. Now, as a Starlink and OneWeb authorized reseller and integrator, SpeedCast brings together the right solutions and expertise to meet customers’ needs no matter where they serve. Additional Sigma features are slated to bring enhanced networking functionality, zero-touch provisioning, enhanced remote staff and crew wellness, and more through 2023. Learn more at or visit the Speedcast at Satellite Conference & Exposition in Walter. E. On the exhibit hall floor in meeting suite 1351 at the Washington Convention Center, March 14-16 in Washington, DC.


About Speedcast
Speedcast is a leading communications and IT service provider, providing critical communications services to the Marine, Energy, Mining, Media, Telecom, Cruise, NGO, Government and Enterprise sectors. The company leverages its global network platform to provide fully connected systems that leverage technologies and applications to achieve remote operations. With the world’s most comprehensive network, SpeedCast enables fast, seamless pole-to-pole coverage from global hybrid satellite, fiber, cellular, microwave, MPLS and IP transport networks with direct access to public cloud platforms. The company integrates disparate technology offerings that provide better ways to communicate and deliver content, manage network and remote operations, protect and secure investments, and improve the crew and guest experience . With a passionate customer focus and a strong security culture, Speedcast serves more than 3,200 customers in over 140 countries. Learn more at

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