Satellite operator Intelsat has announced that APT Mobile Satcom (APSATCOM) will become the first maritime solution partner to offer IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime services in China.
Under the new, multi-year agreement, Intelsat will provide Flex for Maritime, an integrated managed service that offers global Ku-band coverage leveraging Intelsat’s EpicNG high-throughput satellites (HTS) and its global network of wide beam satellites, as well as interconnection, and backhaul to APSATCOM’s data centres.
This will allow APSATCOM to offer Ku-band VSAT to Chinese vessels, and other Asia Pacific customers, alongside its range of applications for maritime customers to manage business operations and provide crew services, using a 1-metre antenna system.
“To support the growing communications requirements of our maritime customers, we needed a high-powered, reliable managed services platform,” said Jason Li, CEO of APSATCOM.
“IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime provides us with the throughput, flexibility, and redundancy we need to deliver a consistent level of service and availability wherever our customers need it. This enables them to enhance the efficiency of their business operations while at sea and provide fast, reliable Wi-Fi connectivity that improves crew morale and loyalty.”