GEE, Through EMC, Wins Nakilat VSAT Contract
[Via Satellite 08-22-2016] Nakilat, the shipping arm of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas sector, has entered into a contract with Global Eagle Entertainment‘s (GEE) Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) service line to provide marine VSAT services for vessels in its fleet of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) carriers.
Under the contract, EMC is supplying global Ku-band VSAT connectivity and content to enable a range of internet, data and voice services for the vessels and crew. The company recently completed installations on eight Nakilat vessels, which includes features such as Voice-Over-IP (VOIP) for the corporate network, and an always-on crew welfare system.
“As an owner of one of the largest LNG fleets in the world, staying connected while at sea is essential for Nakilat’s global operations. By utilizing EMC’s VSAT technology, we are able to ensure real-time information is accessible and that our personnel can stay in touch with their families during the vessel’s voyage while at the same time, realize cost savings for the company,” said Nakilat administration director Rashid Hamad Al-Marri.