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OFW Ships connects to Marlink’s multi-band connectivity solution

Marlink’s multi-band connectivity will help OFW Ships to provide seamless crew connectivity and allow crew to use their own devices onboard Marlink’s multi-band connectivity will help OFW Ships to provide seamless crew connectivity and allow crew to use their own devices onboard

French shipping company ‘Ocean Fresh Water’ (OFW) ships has selected Marlink to provide its multi-band connectivity solution, combining high-throughput global VSAT with an L-band back-up for connectivity redundancy.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} The adoption of Marlink’s multi-band connectivity will help OFW Ships to provide seamless crew connectivity and allow crew to use their own devices onboard. OFW expects to achieve greater operational efficiency by operating in a more satcom-enabled digital maritime environment and by adapting new applications for smarter decisions and onboard safety.

OFW’s contract with Marlink is based on the multi-band combination of global Ku-band Sealink VSAT with L-band back-up, which ensures seamless global coverage and connectivity in all maritime conditions. The service comes with a Committed Information Rate (CIR) establishing a bandwidth guarantee to ensure enough throughput is available for critical applications used for operations and safety. Network control and crew account management will be handled by Marlink’s XChange communication management platform.

“Reliable, top-quality connectivity is vital for us if we are to carry out our operations as safely and effectively as possible,” said Régis Revilliod, CEO & shipowner, OFW Ships. “A well-equipped, well-informed and happy crew is also an efficient crew. Teaming up with Marlink will enhance our working life and help us to serve our clients in the digital world we live and work within.”

“OFW Ships' environmentally responsible mission is a very timely and intelligent solution to an urgent global problem,” stated Tore Morten Olsen, president maritime, Marlink. “It is very exciting for us to support this project by a true green shipping company that is making such an important contribution to creating a more sustainable model for the future, with our connectivity solutions.” {/mprestriction}

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