Satellite service provider IEC Telecom has become the latest firm to add Elon Musk’s Starlink connectivity package to its maritime portfolio, becoming an official Starlink reseller following the signing of a new agreement with SpaceX.
“Covid-19 and the political turbulence of 2022 shed light on the importance of having uninterrupted connectivity, not only as means of business continuity but also in relation to safety and in-time response to unforeseen circumstances,” said Erwan Emilian, CEO of IEC Telecom Group.
“Our new service portfolio, powered by Starlink, will offer a comprehensive solution for remote operations on land and at sea.”
Users will be able to manage their Starlink units through IEC’s OneGate portal, which offers a range of network management tools.
Customised implementation kits have been developed for different sectors, including maritime, which IEC says will be suitable for all vessel types, including yachting, commercial shipping, ferries, and cruise ships.