The dark blue shows the coverage of the new satellite, while the light blue shows the entire Marlink Maritime VSAT network
Marlink has added new satellites and beams to its global Sealink VSAT network to provide cruise operators with more flexible access to reliable, high-speed internet connections when they are sailing in congested or remote areas.
A new satellite has been added to the Marlink VSAT network to augment Ku-band coverage in the Northwest Passage, from the east coast of Canada to the western tip of Alaska. This will ensure that cruise companies operating itineraries in the region will be able to deliver high quality voice and data services to guests and crew.
“With sea ice receding due to climate change, larger vessels are now able to further explore the Northwest Passage, which is generating significant extra demand for connectivity,” said Tore Morten Olsen, president of Maritime at Marlink. “Choosing a provider with more sources of high throughput services enabled by redundant and overlapping satellite coverage ensures quality of service, resulting in more uptime even in the most remote regions.”
Marlink has also added new widebeam high throughput satellite coverage to meet year-round demand in the Mediterranean Sea and the most popular Caribbean destinations. Cruise ships, yachts and commercial vessels crossing the Atlantic are now also supported by extra capacity.
“As demand for bandwidth increases in all maritime verticals, our combination of satellites, beams and overall orbital spread enables us to maximise the availability, speed, flexibility and agility of the connectivity services we provide, while ensuring high throughput even thousands of miles from the equator,” said Olsen.
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