Speedcast, Nelco Awarded Connectivity Contract for Indian Cruise Line
Speedcast International and Indian Very Small Aperature Terminal (VSAT) service provider Nelco, a Tata enterprise, was awarded a new contract to deliver satellite communications onboard an Indian cruise line catering to the Indian domestic and international cruise markets.
The Indian cruise line’s ship will sail initially in India before proceeding to the Middle East. Throughout its journey, it will be able to enjoy Ku-band connectivity in and out of Indian waters as a result of the partnership agreement between Speedcast and Nelco.
“The Indian Cruise market is growing at a rapid rate and we are proud to have the global reach and strategic partnership with Nelco, to be the first provider of seamless connectivity for ships entering and exiting Indian waters,” said Brent Horwitz, Speedcast’s SVP of Cruise and Ferry. “The challenge of maintaining uninterrupted communications in that region has always been one of our customers’ key pain points. Our unique proposition to supply reliable communication solutions to ships sailing in and out of Indian waters fits Indian Cruise operators’ connectivity needs very well. We expect more ships will sign up for our services, as there is a high demand for truly global and reliable broadband service onboard.”