“Today we see far fewer ships operating just with a single line of communication. For example, it’s now common practice to equip an onboard network with one or two back-up lines. In fact, VSAT packages now routinely include L-Band along with any Ka or Ku offer. The business is changing and now, more than ever, digital service providers need to keep up with the pace,” warned Nabil Ben Soussia, CEO Asia, Middle East & CIS at IEC Telecom Group, during a speech made at a recent offshore industry conference.
Transmitting high precision images from the scene of disasters, accidents or emergencies is now possible without incurring huge costs or compromising communications networks, thanks to a new surveillance solution available from IEC Telecom.
IEC Telecom’s OneAssist is helping workers to complete tasks via remote virtual assistance.
IEC Telecom and GTMaritime have partnered to deliver two vital services over one company antenna, with minimal bandwidth requirements. The connectivity package, MarineStar E-Lite, provides voice and data services that are optimised for smaller vessels.
IEC Telecom has signed a partnership agreement with Iridium to become one of the official Iridium GMDSS service providers.
IEC Telecom Group has teamed up with supplier of optical transport equipment and router solutions for network operators Ekinops to launch OneGate Compact, a lightweight and portable plug-and-play solution that provides communications functions for both terrestrial and maritime applications.
The advancement of digitalisation is now bringing benefits to businesses in hard-to-reach locations, transforming the way they operate and making life easier for customers in remote areas inadequately served by terrestrial networks.
In this digital age, maritime communications are set to move away from the ‘one size fits all’ approach to become fully customisable, predicts connectivity specialist IEC Telecom.
Last month, IEC Telecom and Thuraya introduced Orion Edge V (“V” for virtual), a state-of-the-art satcom system which offers an affordable VSAT-like experience over compact hardware. Digitalisation, previously reserved for large vessels, is now available for smaller crafts.
IEC Telecom has joined forces with Thuraya to bring affordable quality satcom technology to smaller vessels that have limited onboard space. Orion Edge V enables a VSAT-like communications experience over L-band with access to a cloud-based system offering a wide range of telecom services.
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