IEC Telecom adds Certus

Satcom services provider IEC Telecom has reached an agreement with Iridium to add the satellite operator’s next generation Certus service to the IEC maritime satcom portfolio.

IEC Telecom will now be able to offer Certus integrated with its own range of value-added services, supporting functions including IoT applications, crew welfare and safety operations.

“We are delighted to be able to offer customers our value-added services on top of one of the most innovative platforms with the greatest coverage,” said Nabil Ben Soussia, Vice President Maritime at IEC Telecom.

“Iridium is a trusted provider of maritime satellite communications for business operations, safety services, IoT applications, and crew welfare. We are excited to offer this global solution to vessel owners, operators and managers across all maritime sectors and geographies.”

Wouter Deknopper, Vice President & General Manager, Maritime Line of Business at Iridium, also added: “We are happy to sign this partnership with IEC Telecom which will boost our maritime communications distribution in Europe, particularly in Scandinavia, the Caspian Sea and Middle East.”

“We look forward to providing our second-generation of innovation through IEC’s global presence and expertise.”

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