Speedcast, Nelco Expand India Maritime Connectivity
Speedcast International signed a partnership agreement with India Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service provider Nelco to offer global communications while at sea in Indian waters. This is the first partnership of its kind where vessels of either company will be able to connect to the Ku-band networks of both companies in and out of Indian waters. In this partnership, Nelco will also extend to its customers Speedcast’s g products and services, which include cybersecurity, crew welfare, content solutions, and data and voice applications.
Until today, when vessels entered Indian territory, they were required to shut down their VSAT connection. Under the new partnership agreement, customers of either company can roam into each other’s respective territories of coverage and maintain uninterrupted communications while at sea.
“In this partnership with Nelco we are able to open up the Indian market to drive new growth for both Speedcast and Nelco, as well as deliver the best possible customer experience,” said Speedcast CEO Pierre-Jean Beylier. “We are proud to be offering a unique proposition to thousands of vessels sailing in and out of Indian waters every year and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship between Speedcast and Nelco.”