Marlink Unveils Value-Added Service to Localize Maritime VSAT Charges
[Satellite TODAY 04-08-11] Maritime satellite communications provider Marlink is launching its Local Numbers service from Norway, which will be available to all customers of Marlink’s Sealink and WaveCall VSAT systems, the company announced April 7.
The Local Numbers offering combines direct inward dialing with the local telephone number of the vessel operator’s office location. The service aims to provide cost-effective calling on multi-regional and global Ku-band and C-band maritime VSAT systems, as well as on-demand services such as Inmarsat FleetBroadband, Iridium and Thuraya.
“Office-based staff can telephone the vessel using an allocated local number, which is charged at the local tariff no matter where in the world the vessel is operating. By eliminating the often high cost of international calling, Local Numbers ensures calling from shore-to-vessel remains cost-effective,” Marlink CEO Tore Morten Olsen said in a statement.