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Marlink Adds Satellite Capacity to Buoyant Cruise, Superyacht Markets

By Mark Holmes | August 3, 2018

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Marlink has acquired extra satellite capacity to tackle increased demand from its cruise and superyacht markets. The company announced today that it has added new satellites and beams to its global Sealink VSAT network to provide broader flexible access to reliable, high-speed Internet connectivity, enabling operational, crew and guest communications in the fast-growing adventure cruising and bandwidth-hungry superyacht markets.

Adding new capacity is part of Marlink’s strategy to offer a multi-layered network of high-power overlapping beams, delivering redundancy in congested or remote areas to ensure access to high-quality voice and data services. “As demand for bandwidth increases in all maritime verticals, our combination of satellites, beams and overall orbital spread enables us to maximise the availability, speed, flexibility and agility of the connectivity services we provide, whilst ensuring high throughput even thousands of miles from the equator,” Marlink Maritime President Tore Morten Olsen said in a statement.

The new coverage in the Northwest Passage, the Mediterranean and Caribbean delivers even more potential for digital transformation in the adventure cruise and superyacht sectors. With even more satellites and beams added, Marlink claims it offers one of the largest VSAT networks dedicated to maritime users, offering both beam and frequency redundancy.