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Singtel, KVH to Accelerate Asia-Pacific Maritime Digitalization

By | August 30, 2018
Singtel Head of Satellite Ng Kheng Ghee and KVH Chief Operating Officer (COO) Brent Bruun. Photo: KVH Industries

Singtel Head of Satellite Ng Kheng Ghee and KVH Chief Operating Officer (COO) Brent Bruun. Photo: KVH Industries

Singtel and KVH Industries, a global satellite and maritime communications provider, are teaming up to provide shipping companies a seamless broadband satellite service with KVH’s mini-Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) broadband satellite connectivity to help accelerate the digital transformation of the maritime industry across the Asia Pacific region. Singtel has been building digital solutions for the maritime industry including cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IOT) capabilities.

This satellite service is designed to facilitate the use of digital solutions in the maritime industry to significantly improve operational efficiency, crew welfare, and onboard safety. Vessels can leverage ira connectivity to gather real-time data about engine performance gleaned from onboard sensors to facilitate preventive maintenance and reduce maintenance costs; obtain information on weather patterns and sea currents to determine the ship’s most fuel-efficient route; and provide onshore operations staff regular updates about the status of cargo.

Through this collaboration, Singtel will provide its maritime customers with KVH’s product and service offerings, including AgilePlans, a subscription-based connectivity solution for commercial fleets. This all-inclusive offering includes KVH’s global connectivity service, VSAT hardware, and curated content with free installation in selected ports and zero maintenance costs.