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Nakilat rolls out Ku-band VSAT across fleet

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and partner Radiance Communications have begun the deployment of maritime VSAT services across Qatari LNG transport company Nakilat’s fleet of LNG and LPG carriers.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}GEE’s EMC service line and Radiance Communications, an EMC maritime service partner and reseller, will supply global Ku-band VSAT connectivity and content to enable a full range of internet, data and voice services for the vessels and crew.

The deal also includes a voice-over-IP (VoIP) system for the corporate network to remove the need to make satellite voice calls, as well as VoIP crew calling and an internet café system for the crew, with company access control.

To date, eight Nakilat ships have been equipped out of the company’s 63 LNG vessels. Radiance Communications is responsible for installing and commissioning the systems, and is also providing shipboard service.

“As an owner of one of the largest LNG fleets in the world, staying connected while at sea is essential for Nakilat’s global operations,” said Nakilat administration director, Rashid Hamad Al-Marri.

“By utilising EMC’s VSAT technology, we are able to ensure real-time information is accessible and that our personnel can stay in touch with their families during the vessel’s voyage, while at the same time realise cost savings for the company.”{/mprestriction}

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