Satcom Global Expands Maritime Network
Satcom Global is extending its Aura Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) maritime communications network, the company announced March 3. It is adding two new additional satellite beams, Astra 4a Nordic and SES-12 IOR to its network. The Aura VSAT network has undergone significant expansion since its launch in 2016, and Satcom Global is committed to a development program designed to ensure that the Aura communications service meets advancing customer requirements for data at sea, capable of supporting evolving and progressive onboard applications.
The Astra 4a Nordic Ku-band beam, was introduced to the Satcom Global Aura network in December 2020, to support customers operating in European waters. SES-12 IOR joined the Aura network in February 2021, to augment coverage and capacity across the busy sailing waters of the Indian Ocean, stretching from Eastern Africa and Madagascar, over to the West Coast of Indonesia and up to Southern India.
Earlier this year, Satcom Global announced that Arklow Shipping, an Ireland headquartered ship owner and charterer will install SatCom Global’s Aura VSAT across 17 new build vessels which will begin deliver later this year. The company looks to build its presence in maritime.