Marlink and Intelsat extend VSAT capacity agreement

Marlink reports that it has renewed its agreement with Intelsat for the supply of Ku-band capacity to power global VSAT services for maritime and other industries.

The agreement includes the future use of satellites with a software-defined operating system, which can improve the precision of signal delivery and stability of quality-of-service levels.

It also covers global distribution of capacity within the Marlink network and joint development initiatives to prepare users for software-defined satellite (SDS) services.

“We are delighted to extend our close and long-standing agreement with Intelsat which enables us to provide our clients with predictability and quality within our smart hybrid network,” said Erik Ceuppens, Chief Executive Officer, Marlink.

“This agreement fully reflects the Marlink philosophy that a blended network of the best available services, tailored to customer needs and designed for specific applications is required by today’s users.”

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