AXESS Networks launches maritime satcoms unit

AXESS Networks, a provider of satellite-based communications to a variety of industries that operates a number of its own teleports in Germany, Colombia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, has launched a new business unit to service the shipping market – AXESS Networks Maritime

The business will aim to deliver a fully managed hybrid communications offering to the maritime market, targeting operations from merchant maritime commercial fleets to private yachts.

Connectivity services will be backed by a range of value-added services, such as cyber security, crew welfare and modular hardware platforms to support customer operations, with service packages supporting global or regional operations. 

“The maritime business initiative is a major step within AXESS’ growth and diversification strategy which keeps writing the AXESS success story,” said Guido Neumann, President AXESS EMEA and Chief Development Officer AXESS.

“AXESS will present tailored connectivity solutions to the commercial shipping and yachting markets, whilst focusing on their specific requirements. We are very happy and excited to attract highly experienced professionals of the maritime ecosystem to join our team.”

The new business unit will be led by maritime satcom industry veteran Athina Vezyri, who was formerly Founder and Chairperson at SRH Marine Electronics and most recently acted as Chief Commercial Officer for Maritime at Speedcast.

“I am delighted to head this new business unit with a dedicated team of experts,” she said.

“In recent times, the focus on the customer experience has suffered, our aim is to reset that expectation. We are fully committed to focusing on exceeding the customers’ expectations with providing unrivalled connectivity services and support for their operations.”

“AXESS Networks Maritime will be the go-to solution for global and regional operating fleets. By establishing this business, we seek to disrupt the market and provide tailored solutions and value-added services that exceeds every captain’s imagination.”

The new business unit will be headquartered in Greece and began operating as of April 2021.

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