NSSLGlobal launches its first cellular/VSAT hybrid system for maritime vessels
Cost-effective solution designed to complement NSSLGlobal’s maritime VSAT offering, automatically switching to 3G/4G when in range, improving performance and reducing costs
9 May 2017 — Award-winning VSAT provider NSSLGlobal today launches its first-ever hybrid cellular/VSAT solution for maritime vessels, the Cellular Marine System. This service will complement NSSLGlobal’s airtime VSAT offering, or other services such as FleetBroadband and Iridium Open Port, allowing accustomed to land services to transfer from satellite to mobile connectivity, while operating up to 25km offshore.
Through NSSLGlobal’s Cellular Marine System, maritime vessels can connect to robust, high-speed internet, with download speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s, for commercial and crew welfare broadband use. It is supported by a cellular roaming service, established through a major global cellular operator, and allows the customer to automatically transfer from satellite communications to 3G and 4G mobile connectivity as appropriate. The service helps customers to gain the most out of their onboard communication system when operating in coastal areas or waiting to get into harbour.
Henrik Christensen, Group Maritime Sales Director, NSSLGlobal commented: “NSSLGlobal constantly strives to innovate and create differentiated products and services that enable its customers to get the optimal connectivity they need at an affordable rate. This is the premise behind our new NSSLGlobal Cellular Marine System. With ‘constant connectivity’ an ever-increasing need for ship operations and crew welfare, we need to ensure we provide fast and flexible access to internet services. By giving our customers the option to switch between VSAT and 3G/4G mobile connectivity, they can now get high-speed internet at the most cost-effective rate.”
NSSLGlobal’s new 3G and 4G services will complement its popular maritime VSAT IP@SEA service — which combines an extensive Ku- and C-Band coverage with some of the fastest speeds in the industry. The service comprises six global teleports supporting 24 satellite beams and two network operation centres to achieve ‘always-on' connectivity. NSSLGlobal’s experience, technical knowledge with a true 24x7 technical support service and an incountry service engineering capability, means it can provide a “one stop shop” for any company looking for the best service in the industry.
Along with this new service and its wholly owned VSAT network, NSSLGlobal also brings together best-in-class satellite solutions from key market providers such as Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium, to offer options across C-, L-, Ka- and Ku-Band networks.
NSSLGlobal is an award-winning independent service provider of satellite communications and IT support, committed to delivering high-quality voice and data services to customers anywhere in the world, regardless of location or terrain.
NSSLGlobal is also committed to supporting customers locally, offering a large infrastructure of offices, service centres and local resellers across all the major continents. All backed by 24x7 network operation centres, which provide nonstop technical support for every customer, whether on sea, land, or air.
In March 2016, NSSLGlobal acquired UK Electronic Solutions Ltd., the creators of Oceanic Dynamics — an all-encompassing motion and impact monitoring system designed to give vessel operators tailored reporting on how their vessel(s) or crew are performing.
In December 2016, also NSSLGlobal acquired Norwegian IPTV company snap.tv to develop entertainment services for maritime and offshore companies.
NSSLGlobal also operates AERO-SATCOM, a joint venture created with aeronautical satcoms specialist Eclipse, to service the rapidly-expanding government airborne satcoms market.
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