Marlink has added SpaceX’s high-speed broadband solution to its portfolio for marine customers.
Marlink and OmniAccess will leverage Starlink – which is a low-latency broadband internet service enabled by a constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit – to complement their portfolio of smart network solutions and services globally.
“This ability to utilise Starlink is giant step in our strategy to provide our customers with the best-in-class user experience, combining our industry-leading GEO satellite connectivity solutions with the next generation LEO high-speed, low-latency services,” said Erik Ceuppens, CEO, Marlink Group.
“We are looking forward to working with SpaceX to integrate Starlink as part of our smart network solutions, creating a superior global connectivity service for our extensive maritime and enterprise customer base across the world.”
Under the agreement, Marlink and OmniAccess will act as global “authorised Starlink integrators” for maritime and enterprise customers.
Marlink’s integration of Starlink with existing highly reliable VSAT, LTE (4G/5G) and terrestrial connectivity solutions with the aim of substantially improving customers’ business-critical applications, passenger communications and crew and remote workers’ welfare.
“Adding Starlink to its offerings will bring a new dimension of connectivity to Marlink’s global customer base,” said Jonathan Hofeller, vice president of Starlink sales, SpaceX.
“This low-latency, high-bandwidth broadband experience will allow enterprise and maritime customers to manage their remote businesses more efficiently than ever before.”