Connecting the Seas and Oceans
Today, people aboard ships want to have the same level of connectivity they get on shore, even when they’re beyond the reach of terrestrial networks. Whether it’s a small crew aboard one of the 110,000 merchant vessels at sea, or one of the 6,000 passengers aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, people demand connectivity to keep them safe, informed and engaged with their loved ones, as well entertained with their favourite content and social networks. For merchant shipping companies, increased broadband connectivity at sea increases efficiency, through vessel monitoring and route data updates.
We provide extensive satellite coverage of all of the world’s seas and ocean regions via our dedicated mobility beams to enable you to offer an always-on broadband service to your customers. We can help you create packages that are more flexible, for example allowing the crew on board to adjust the broadband required according to their location or seasonal needs.
Maritime+ is the fastest and simplest way to bring connectivity to any vessel, anywhere — it is an open and flexible solution combining seamless connectivity with innovative product and application development, all tailored to the unique needs of maritime users. Maritime+ provides the ultimate in broadband choices. It delivers the same high quality when roaming in any region, and allows for upgraded coverage and service as needed.
Delivering always-on broadband connectivity without the cost of traditional VSAT hardware. This reduces investment costs, enables flexible service growth, and mitigates long-term risk by ensuring advances in technology can be easily leveraged.
You will benefit from:
- Committed SLA per vessel regardless of season or location
- Minimal CapEx outlay contributing to positive ROI
- Fully managed and monitoring visibility to end user
- Single price per vessel for CIR regardless of region
- Program management team ensuring service life-cycle performance
- Flexibility and scalability (seasonality, mobility, and redundancy)
- Global coverage from the largest fleet of GEO, MEO and HTS satellites in C, Ku and Ka band
- Ability to allocate maximum bandwidth to the network on short notice
- Robust ground & MPLS network enabling multi-satellite access
- Options of turn-key solution or ability to partner with integrators
Our solution delivers a reliable and consistent high-speed connection specifically for the maritime industry. Ideal for short sea commercial vessels and ships travelling on in-land waterways, including ferries, fishing vessels, cargo carriers, yachts and other leisure craft, it’s available in waters throughout Europe, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.
Marketed via airtime providers such as GTMaritime and EPAK, the Powered by Astra Connect service offers a range of tailored, fixed rate monthly packages, including options for hardware, software, installation and 24/7 support. The system uses a dedicated maritime terminal, and a satellite modem to connect on-board PCs and devices to the internet.
You will benefit from:
- Up to 8Mbps high-speed internet access
- Low-cost VOIP, data transfer, email and web browsing
- Maritime Ku-band antenna from 60cm to 1.2m (KNS) or Ka-band 90cm maritime antenna (EPAK), depending on service selection
- Cutting-edge tracking antenna and compact below-deck equipment fitted by authorized marine dealers
- Dedicated maritime solution with an always on connection
Take advantage of a powerful combination. Unparalleled flexibility and availability combined with comprehensive management and support ensures you and your customers enjoy connectivity that is both smooth sailing and full speed ahead.
Your will benefit from:
- Access to increased throughput
- Advanced monitoring and reporting
- Customisable throughput packages and coverage options
- Flexibility in service term and packages
- 24/7 NOC support
- Dedicated Program Management
- Unlimited data volume consumption
- Ability to easily increase bit rate in high demand areas on short notice
- Managed network with full visibility of service level indicators
- No need to hold raw space segment bandwidth inventory
Find out more about SES Maritime+ Managed Connectivity Service
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