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AsiaSat Increases Focus on Maritime with New SAILAS Service Launch

By | July 20, 2021
      AsiaSat's Tai Po Earth Station in Hong Kong. Photo: Leighton Asia

      AsiaSat’s Tai Po Earth Station in Hong Kong. Photo: Leighton Asia

      AsiaSat has made a play in the maritime sector by launching a brand new connectivity service targeting maritime customers in in the Asia Pacific region. Its new managed connectivity service, SAILAS will be a key component of the AsiaSat’s complete, end-to-end solution to support digital transformation of the Asia-Pacific maritime sector.

      Powered by AsiaSat’s satellites, including AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 7 and AsiaSat 9 and the hub infrastructure from its Tai Po Earth Station and regional teleport partners, SAILAS’ service will be available over a wide area from the Middle East, South Asia to South East Asia; passing through major shipping routes across the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Malacca Strait and the Indonesian archipelagic waters. SAILAS’ users will have access to a smart platform to enjoy high-speed email communication, web browsing, voice over IP and other service applications via broadband satellite transmission to facilitate enhancement in business productivity and enrich onboard experience for seafarers and passengers.

      “The managed connectivity service is designed with enhanced flexibility and reliability to meet the accelerating pace of digital transformation of the maritime sector. This is an important milestone of AsiaSat’s strategic transformation to become a service-centric company as we continue to focus on delivering quality and creating values for our customers,” Raymond Chow, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy of AsiaSat, said in a statement.