Category: Networks

Region: Middle East

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Riding the Waves of Maritime Connectivity

Written on 03 Apr 2017


Connectivity at sea has become essential to operating ships. From IP-enabled applications to high-speed broadband access for crew and passengers, today’s ship owners recognise the value that satellite solutions bring to their business by keeping their vessels connected.

Maritime operators now demand more flexibility and satellite bandwidth to keep up with the increased expectations. Crew members and passengers expect the same connectivity they have at home while traversing the world’s oceans—even when they’re beyond the reach of terrestrial networks.

As a leading provider of satellite-based maritime connectivity, SES is well poised to help customers meet the data demands of a wide range of maritime applications.

Leveraging our global satellite fleet and high-performance ground infrastructure, we deliver unparalleled coverage over the world’s busiest maritime routes. In Asia-Pacific, the dedicated mobility beams of the SES-9 satellite provide seamless VSAT connectivity for vessels in the Indian Ocean region.

Our dedicated satellite-based solutions are designed to address connectivity needs across all major maritime segments—merchant fleets, fishing, leisure and passenger ships. Our Data and Mobility team further supports service providers by developing flexible service packages that can be optimised based on location or seasonal maritime requirements.

We will continue to drive the future of maritime communications with High Throughput Satellites (HTS) such as our upcoming SES-12 satellite for the Asia-Pacific, due to launch in 2017.

HTS promises to bring massive throughput at a lower cost per bit, enabling maritime customers to get the connectivity they need at competitive price points in the Middle East, Indian Ocean and beyond.

SES Maritime+, with its unique combination of GEO wide beams, upcoming HTS payloads and O3b's low-latency MEO capabilities, is designed to help service providers keep up with the fast changing needs of the maritime segment.

This solution can also be tailored for customers who require a managed service to deliver a truly seamless broadband experience across multiple beams for commercial vessels, cruise ships and superyachts.

The new possibilities for seamless communications and high-bandwidth applications at sea can only be fulfilled by satellite. Experience the unique connectivity advantages we are bringing to maritime businesses worldwide.

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Written on 03 Apr 2017

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