Belgium-based satellite service provider neXat has announced plans to create a new Maritime Unit, offering satcom installations and other onboard systems.
The unit will be headed up by the former owner of Belgosat, Mario Alen, and is part of neXat’s Operations department, led by Founding Partner and Chief Operations Officer Caroline De Vos.
“Connectivity at sea is at the point of being a necessity rather than a luxury. That is why we are dedicated to providing customers with the best satellite communications needed to carry out tasks on and offshore,” said Ms De Vos.
“neXat is pleased to have taken this opportunity and we look forward to welcoming Mario to the team. His established skills and knowledge of the sector will help us thrive in this new business venture.”
The neXat platform is a satellite aggregation system that acts as a capacity broker connecting teleports with customers, described as a ‘network of satellite networks’, which is already connected to some 15 teleports and 25 satellites. It provides operations and business support on a fully redundant platform, allowing operators to outsource satellite services and value-added services across the maritime sector.
The first year of the new maritime business venture will see the start of the installations process, before expanding at a later stage to maintenance and site survey activities, the company says.