Marlink has extended its existing partnership with Intelsat to offer increased Ku and C-band satellite connectivity to maritime customers in the cruise and merchant shipping sectors.
The agreement will see Intelsat assign capacity to the Marlink network providing coverage in waters as far south as Antarctica as well as ocean regions around Africa and the Middle East.
Intelsat is a long time supplier of Ku-band GEO (geosynchronous orbit) capacity to the Marlink network, with the companies having worked together for over two decades in delivering maritime VSAT services.
“Making digitalisation a reality for cruise operators requires a hybrid, ‘network of networks’ approach that combines flexible satellite capacity to provide a bespoke solution for each client,” said Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink.
“This agreement reflects Marlink’s ambition to meet user needs regardless of niche requirements in terms of connectivity, coverage and digital solutions required.”