Marlink Absorbs Radio Holland’s Connectivity Business

A cargo vessel owned by Marlink customer Maersk. Photo: Maersk Line.

A cargo vessel owned by Marlink customer Maersk. Photo: Maersk Line.

Marlink and Radio Holland have concluded a partnership agreement whereby Marlink has acquired Radio Holland’s connectivity business. The partnership builds on the complementary strengths and extensive expertise of the two companies and enables Marlink to further strengthen its global leadership in maritime Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), the company stated.

Radio Holland will be the preferred global sales and service partner and offer Marlink’s satcom connectivity portfolio in combination with its maritime electronics solutions. Furthermore, Radio Holland and the Marlink Group, including Telemar, will intensify their existing cooperation in Navigation Communications (NavCom) sales and servicing.

The partnership between Marlink and Radio Holland will give maritime customers access to an expanded portfolio of broadband connectivity solutions, in particular to VSAT services. Going forward, Marlink will manage the connectivity contracts as well as the 24/7 operations and support for Radio Holland customers through its network operations and customer support centers. Radio Holland customers will benefit from multi-band connectivity services, such as the maritime VSAT service Sealink. Radio Holland will be the preferred global partner for Marlink’s connectivity portfolio and will continue to focus on providing efficient NavCom, on-board Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and maintenance solutions.

“By strengthening our partnership with Marlink we can bring even more connectivity innovations to customers worldwide,” said Paul Smulders, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Radio Holland Group. “It is a logical addition to our strategy innovation focus of providing the shipping industry with remote monitoring and IT on-board solutions, through our global service network. It’s all about better serving our customers with innovative solutions and applications that enable digital vessel operations and help ship owners lower the total cost of ownership.”

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