Eutelsat ‘satellite network-as-a-service’ gets first maritime users

Satellite operator Eutelsat has confirmed that the first agreements have been signed with maritime connectivity operators for Eutelsat ADVANCE, its new end-to-end managed connectivity system providing a ‘satellite network as a service’ for VSAT companies.

Leveraging Eutelsat’s Ku-band in-orbit resources, Eutelsat ADVANCE will be integrated into the offerings of Telenor Maritime, SRH, Axess Networks, and Nearshore Networks to serve maritime market segments including cargo shipping, passenger ferries, cruises and offshore.

The service offers global coverage and the potential to scale to specific geographic zones when required, with Eutelsat managing network interconnection operations and providing APIs for service providers and their clients to connect to the network.

“I am delighted that our new satellite network-as-a-service offer has already gained traction among a diverse range of new maritime clients,” said Philippe Oliva, Eutelsat’s Chief Commercial Officer.

“The selection of Eutelsat ADVANCE by these customers clearly demonstrates the strong benefits of this end-to-end solution for maritime connectivity operators who wish to enhance their offerings with our wide array of solutions tailored to specific markets. Eutelsat ADVANCE is yet another valuable resource that will enable us to build on our market share gains in the maritime industry.”

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