Intelsat Will Help Connect Small Maritime Vessels in Brazil
Brazil’s Mareste Equipamentos e Servicos de Telecomunicacao will use Intelsat satellite services to deliver communications solutions for maritime customers, the company announced. Under a new, multi-year agreement, Mareste, which is based in Rio de Janeiro, will offer Ku-band communications services delivered by the Galaxy 28 satellite for the leisure, fishing and coastal sectors in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Mareste will package the satellite capacity with its Ello product, which includes antennas and hardware, to serve smaller coastal and regional vessels, where physical space for onboard equipment and budgets can be scarce or limited.
According to Mareste’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marcio Esteves, the leisure, fishing and coastal sectors have been traditionally underserved and forced to settle for low-speed, expensive connections. Mareste aims to deliver a more cost-effective satellite system to serve these markets.