Intelsat, Marlink Expand Global Maritime Connectivity
Marlink and Intelsat agreed to a multi-year renewal and expansion of their partnership to provide broadband services to maritime vessels around the world. The multi-year agreement will deliver additional throughput to vessels via multiple layers of space-based coverage, aiming to ensure that ship owners and operators have the flexibility and access to reliable, high-quality, always-on connectivity.
Initiated in 2014, the partnership between Marlink and Intelsat enabled Marlink to enhance its portfolio of maritime Very Small Aperature Terminal (VSAT) services. Under this extension, Marlink’s customers will see more benefits from Intelsat’s global network of wide beam and high-throughput Intelsat EpicNG satellites.
“Our partnership is a great example of how pairing Intelsat’s robust, global communications infrastructure with Marlink’s diverse portfolio of communications solutions results in the ultimate connectivity experience at sea,” said Samer Halawi, Intelsat’s Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer. “With Intelsat’s global connectivity, Marlink is delivering the services that are most in demand by ship owners and operators today. The coverage and flexibility provided by Intelsat’s space-based and terrestrial network allow Marlink to scale and meet their customers’ increasing demands and changing requirements.”