Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced a range of new smart solutions for the fast-growing Asia-Pacific (APAC) market including a VSAT+ maritime service and WE SAT – LTE broadband hotspot to enable smooth end to end data flow at sea and on land.
Inmarsat has appointed Marco Cristoforo Camporeale as Head of Maritime Digital, based in Norway.
OneWeb has partnered with maritime industry players including Cobham and Intellian to bring increased bandwidth connectivity to the shipping industry.
Digitalisation can offer vessel operators a competitive edge but maritime companies need to be aware of the potential risks and to put in place effective back-up and security systems to ensure they reap the benefits, says Nabil Ben Soussia, vice president – maritime, IEC Telecom Group.
Carole Plessy, Head of OneWeb’s Maritime Product Development, argues that reliable, flexible connectivity is required to harmonise the fragmented maritime supply chain and help the industry to attract investment and comply with tough new regulations.
Delivering Return on Investment is the ultimate goal for any sector looking to realise its digital ambitions, but the logistical and financial challenges of deploying consistent connectivity across entire fleets has been a significant stumbling block for the shipping industry. The sector has already invested substantially in digital products and services that have not always delivered, so it’s no great surprise that some are hesitant to invest further.
VSAT+, the new maritime satellite service from Thuraya, will be unveiled in Europe at this year’s Nor-Shipping conference and exhibition event in Oslo, three months after its commercial launch at the annual Thuraya partner conference in Dubai.
Marlink will launch Sealink Global 4G at Nor-Shipping 2019. The new all-encompassing hybrid communication service will leverage fast, low-latency mobile services when in network range while complementing VSAT connectivity when in regulated regions.
Thuraya Telecommunications Company has signed a Service Partner agreement with marine technology systems integrator Elcome.
GTMaritime has launched GTMailPlus.Continuity, a now standard feature of its GTMailPlus service for the shipping and offshore industries, allowing users to access emails with complete security, even when their systems are unexpectedly offline.
NSSLGlobal has unveiled the latest addition to its maritime portfolio, FusionIP-LITE, allowing users to switch between cellular and satcom networks to ensure “always-on” connectivity with speeds of up to 40mbps.
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