HOUSTON -- Broadpoint has increased its number of cellular sites in the Gulf of Mexico by more than 30%. In addition to expanding its core network, Broadpoint has made technology upgrades to its remote customer premise equipment and product offerings. This strategic initiative, which began in October 2008, is designed to offer Broadpoint customers the largest and most reliable cellular GSM service available offshore, featuring better voice quality and a higher level of data throughput, the company says.
The upgrades and additions to Broadpoint's cellular network were made to improve service in highly trafficked areas and to add coverage in several new locations. As part of the expansion, the company now provides telecommunications service and network coverage in the Gulf's deepwater areas for the first time.