April 5, 2018

Marlink Adds Capacity and Coverage to its Sealink VSAT Network for Customers Operating in the Indian Ocean

From Satellite-Evolution Group

marlink-logo-250Marlink has added a new satellite to its global multi-band Sealink network, significantly expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and introducing even more Ku-band VSAT capacity to enable high-speed broadband connectivity for ships transiting southern routes between Asia and Africa, in addition to fishing vessels operating east of Africa’s coastline and out towards the Maldives and Seychelles.

The new capacity comes from a satellite positioned in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 110° East. Its addition to the Sealink network now gives Marlink four overlapping beams in certain areas of the IOR, ensuring that capacity is always available for its customers to meet their diverse connectivity needs. The extra redundancy provided by the enhanced orbital spread in the IOR ensures continuous service availability, especially in ‘blocking’ situations where a vessel’s infrastructure obstructs line of site between the antenna and a satellite.

Based on its long-term relationships with all major satellite owners, Marlink is committed to an on-going expansion program for its already coverage-leading Sealink network, which features the most extensive combination of satellites and beams available for global maritime customers. Continue>