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Delivering Fast, Reliable Broadband Connectivity to Vessels at Sea

Providing seamless, reliable broadband connectivity that improves efficiency and profitability for the commercial maritime industry.

Enabling Digital Transformation in the Commercial Maritime Industry

As the commercial maritime industry embraces digitalisation, connectivity at sea has become a necessity. However, current marine communication can be as inflexible and uncertain as the sea itself.

Our Commercial Maritime offering helps the world's leading maritime service providers guide their customers through digital transformations. We provide bandwidth that can power the new generation of applications and services, helping streamline operations while reducing costs.

The average seafarer spends between 2-4 hours online per day
Of crew onboard commercial shipping vessels 40% would change employers to receive internet access at sea
Average VSAT bandwidth required will be 1.41 Mb/sec by a merchant vessel in 2029

Providing Managed Data to Power Maritime Connectivity

Powered by our expansive fleet of high-throughput and wide-beam satellites, our Skala Global Platform  ground system, and enhanced with a broad portfolio of capabilities delivered by our service provider partners, our Commercial Maritime offering enables ships of all sizes to capitalise on exceptional maritime connectivity.  

We will provide your customers with the network services they need to enhance their profitability and keep their crew safe and satisfied, no matter the type of vessel or destination.

Enabling Platforms and Services


High-performance HTS broadband with global reach.

Learn about GEO HTS

Skala Global Platform

A global managed platform designed to help operations scaleefficiently and effectively.

Learn about Skala Global Platform


Partnerships with the world leaders in cloud services provide private, reliable cloud connectivity anywhere.

Learn about Cloud


Next-generation MEO system built on the proven track record of O3b MEO with exponential capabilities in scale, flexibility, and performance.

Learn about O3b mPOWER

Meet your customer needs

Our global geostationary high-throughput satellite fleet delivers data up to 20x faster than conventional satellites, ensuring you can meet your customers’ requirements as they ramp up their digital initiatives.

Gain access to a global maritime network

Benefit from innovative technology, such as our next-generation GEO high-throughput satellites (HTS) and O3b mPOWER, our next-generation MEO system.

Provide tailored solutions to your customers

By ensuring that maritime service providers have access to the right communications infrastructure, we remove the complexity of providing broadband at sea.

Why you should work with us

Ongoing investments

Our ongoing investment in space and ground assets allows us to deliver innovative solutions to meet your customers’ requirements.



We enable you to cost-effectively scale your broadband as your customers’ demand ramps up. We do this by offering a variety of service packages with optional upgrades.


With over 30 years of experience as a best-in-class satellite operator, we provide reliable and highly available connectivity to support the future of commercial maritime.


Download the Solution Brief

Download the "Digitalisation in Commercial Shipping" solution brief to find out:

  • how you can cost-efficiently scale your broadband service
  • how together with our partners, we continue to support the digital transformation
  • the approach we take to better serve our customers
Download the Solution Brief

More about Maritime

Blog  | 18 Feb 2019

How is connectivity supporting the many factors that influence seafarer well-being?

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Press Release  | 17 Sep 2019

Datasat to Provide Enhanced Connectivity to Ferry Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea with SES Networks

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Episode 12: O3b mPOWER: Cruise & Maritime

Episode 12 |

O3b mPOWER: Cruise & Maritime

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