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Marlink expands Ku-band network

Marlink has added coverage from a new satellite (dark blue area) in addition to expanding its global Ku-band coverage (light blue area) with new beams Marlink has added coverage from a new satellite (dark blue area) in addition to expanding its global Ku-band coverage (light blue area) with new beams

Marlink reports that it has expanded its global VSAT network with the addition of new satellites and beams in the Americas and in the Mediterranean, extending its coverage and bandwidth capacity across these regions.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The company says that the additions are part of a strategy to deliver a multi-layered network of high-power overlapping beams that can deliver improved redundancy in congested or remote areas, and expects the improvements to particularly benefit the cruise and superyacht markets in these areas.

New beams have been added to the network covering the Northwest Passage, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, while a new satellite has also been added to augment Ku-band coverage in the Northwest Passage, from the east coast of Canada to the western tip of Alaska.

“As demand for bandwidth increases in all maritime verticals, our combination of satellites, beams and overall orbital spread enables us to maximise the availability, speed, flexibility and agility of the connectivity services we provide, whilst ensuring high throughput even thousands of miles from the equator,” said Tore Morten Olsen, president maritime, Marlink.

“With sea ice receding due to climate change, larger vessels are now able to further explore the Northwest Passage, which is generating significant extra demand for connectivity. Choosing a provider with more sources of high throughput services enabled by redundant and overlapping satellite coverage ensures quality of service, resulting in more uptime even in the most remote regions.”

Marlink notes that it has added new widebeam High Throughput Satellite coverage to overlap existing capacity in the Mediterranean, and expanded its available capacity in the Caribbean and over the Atlantic.{/mprestriction}

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