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Passage through Northern shipping routes and Arctic waters has received a boost following the doubling of the connectivity speed of the Iridium CertusTM network, says maritime communications specialist IEC Telecom.

Maritime safety has been boosted following the recognition of Iridium’s satellite service as a provider for the international Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) –  giving ship operators more options when protecting vessels and crew, said IEC Telecom.

“One size doesn’t always fit all, especially when it comes to the digitalisation of a ship. Digitalisation can, and should, be customised to meet the needs of individual companies and vessels,” says Dominique Audion, COO, IEC Telecom Group.

Thuraya has introduced a new maritime voice solution with advanced two-way tracking and monitoring capabilities to improve vessel tracking and monitoring, crew welfare, and voice communications.

IEC Telecom’s vice-president maritime Nabil Ben Soussia has urged maritime companies to get onboard the digital transformation train or risk missing the trip.

IEC Telecom has warned that cyber hygiene is as important for the shipping industry as cybersecurity.

IEC Telecom has extended its portfolio through a new partnership with specialist satcoms manufacturer Lars Thrane.

IEC Telecom has completed an interconnection with Iridium Certus to deliver enhanced maritime communications to its customers.

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.

Thursday, 30 May 2019 07:40

Thuraya VSAT+ unveiled in Europe

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.

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