Marlink launches small vessel VSAT service

Marlink has launched Sealink 60, a Ku-band VSAT service designed for smaller merchant, offshore and fishing vessels offering bandwidth speeds of up to 5Mbps.

The product is aimed at vessels seeking to move from L-band services and offers a choice of two standard 60cm antennas, the company says.

The service is offered with unlimited usage, data speeds up to 5 Mbps and a choice of Maximum Information Rate (MIR)-only or combined MIR/Committed Information Rate (CIR) plans. Packages can be upgraded from regional to global coverage if required, with short term bandwidth upgrades and up to six months of lay-up per year also available.

“The introduction of Sealink 60 marks a further evolution of Marlink’s VSAT services, since it will exclusively cater for vessels requiring reduced antenna size and maximum flexibility in terms of coverage and throughput,” said Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink.

“We understand that these smaller ships may regularly switch areas of operation or spend planned time in lay-up, and we have designed our plans to deliver maximum value to our customers in these markets.”

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