Cost-effective and reliable voice, data, video and computer networks are provided in the Gulf of Mexico through our state-of-the-art digital microwave system. Reaching from Port Mansfield, Texas, to the coast of Alabama and southward into deepwater sites in the Gulf of Mexico, RigNet owns and operates the largest over-the-water digital microwave network in the world.

High speed with low latency

Reduced interference via our fully owned licensed frequency spectrum

Cost effective

Scalable suite of service offerings


Our WiMAX service provides high burstable data speeds with very low latency over our exclusive FCC licensed 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz frequencies.

Stabilized Microwave

An expansion of our industry-leading GoM network to include deep-water structures via a ‘stabilized antenna’ solution.

Point-to-Point Microwave

High-capacity point-to-point services for larger customers who require dedicated bandwidth over our MPLS-based ring architecture.


Contended Ring Service (CRS) provides customers with the benefits of RigNet’s microwave services with lower contended service pricing.

Service Plans


Service Description Data Speed Service Features Ideal for
Lite Up to 512 kbps 2 VoIP Lines Small and medium operators in GoM that are currently utilizing 128k VSAT
Bronze Up to 1 Mbps 2 VoIP Lines VSAT Back-up Standard exploration and production platforms
Silver Up to 3 Mbps 2 VoIP Lines VSAT Back-up Larger scale platforms
Gold Up to 5 Mbps 4 VoIP Lines VSAT Back-up Data-intensive offshore operations
Nomadic Up to 1 Mbps 2 VoIP Lines VSAT Back-up Mobile rigs, lift boats, work boats, energy companies that temporarily set up on different sites.
Custom Custom fixed-location services that can exceed Gold Level data speeds Special high speed applications
*Data rates are not guaranteed based on several factors that may affect the data rate.


Our microwave network comprises:

  • 56 fully-owned and managed backbone nodes,
  • a minimum service radius of 12 miles for fixed and 9 miles for nomadic service, and
  • 24,000 square miles of coverage.

The coverage area and maximum data speeds will vary with daily atmospheric conditions, antenna height, and the distance to the nearest microwave tower. The speed of the specific product purchased will determine the maximum speed.

Coverage Map