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Global Eagle Teams with Elcome for EMC Maritime Services

By | October 18, 2016
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      [Via Satellite 10-18-2016] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has appointed Elcome International as a sales and service representative in the Middle East for its EMC service line of maritime VSAT solutions. GEE acquired EMC July 27, increasing the company’s portfolio of services, particularly in maritime and land mobility markets. Headquartered in Dubai, Elcome is a diversified turnkey solutions provider of marine electronics, electrical and safety systems for the global maritime industry.

      Elcome will employ its network of engineering and service facilities across the Middle East and South Asia to install, commission, provision and service EMC’s Ku-band VSAT systems. The company will also provide shipboard service and satellite airtime plans.

      Together, Elcome and EMC are currently working under a fleet-wide VSAT contract for a major tanker operator. The contract includes global voice, data, managed internet and live TV programming for crew entertainment. Elcome is also serving as the primary customer interface for worldwide service for that operator.