Navarino and SES Networks to Deliver Global Connectivity to Commercial Vessels
Under the agreement, shipowners and operators will benefit from comprehensive support and managed services
Luxembourg, 06 September 2018 –Navarino, the maritime industry's leading communications and technology company, announced today that it will be offering SES Networks’ global managed mobility service, based in Ku-band, to support its delivery of high quality connectivity to global shipping companies.
"Navarino has a wide customer base with a broad range of diverse requirements that demand reliable and consistent high-speed connections for their data services. This makes SES Networks – with its extensive satellite network and one of the most well-regarded contention ratios – an ideal partner for us,” said Konstantinos Katsoulis, Navarino Commercial Director. “In recent years we've seen a step-change in the industry that has been driven by digital transformation, and by collaborating with SES Networks we’re uniquely positioned to enable high performing data connectivity at sea. Through our collaboration we know that our customers will have the capacity, coverage, and performance they need to navigate this and any future changes successfully."
“We strive to go beyond connectivity and it is vitally important for us to work with a partner that’s equally committed to our ambitions of delivering tailored and cost-effective global solutions that provide a superior service,” said Simon Maher, Vice President Global Maritime Services at SES Networks. “Navarino’s clients are some of the most creative and strategic in global shipping and through connectivity powered by SES Networks they’ll take advantage of leading-edge performance combined with state-of-the-art reliability that will eliminate any connectivity barriers for their operations.”
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SES is the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. SES Video reaches over 351 million TV homes, through Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms and cable, terrestrial, and IPTV networks globally. The SES Video portfolio includes MX1, a leading media service provider offering a full suite of innovative services for both linear and digital distribution, and the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest DTH television reach in Europe. SES Networks provides global managed data services, connecting people in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as well as governments and institutions across the world. The SES Networks portfolio includes GovSat, a 50/50 public-private partnership between SES and the Luxembourg government, and O3b, the only non-geostationary system delivering fibre-like broadband services today. Further information is available at: www.ses.com
Navarino is an advanced technology company in the maritime IT and satellite communications industry. Its high quality products and services are developed at the leading edge of technology for the global merchant shipping sector. Navarino is the one stop shop for maritime satellite communications, and its portfolio of services includes the full range of bandwidth options available through the latest generation of high throughput satellites.
It is also the developer and distributor of INFINITY, the state-of-the-art maritime bandwidth management and optimization solution that can be used on vessels equipped with any type of IP based satellite communications systems. The company has also recently launched Angel, the first cyber security service designed for maritime which is compatible with any type of satellite network. With a client base of more than 500 shipping companies worldwide, the company has offices in Greece, Norway, Germany, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore, alongside a steadily growing international resellers' network. For more information, visit www.navarino.gr