Marlink bolsters Arctic Circle satellite coverage
Marlink has added new Ku-band capacity to Sealink VSAT satellite services covering the Northeast Passage region, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans north of Russia.
This will allow Marlink users, including those in the offshore industry, transiting or working in the region above and below the Arctic Circle to benefit from high-speed maritime broadband to support their operations.
For offshore clients, the company says the main priority is for safer operations due to the remote and environmentally sensitive location.
Further digitalization of offshore operations to reduce the risk of accidents is also important for energy companies to gain exploration and production licenses in the region, Marlink adds.
Marlink has also added another satellite to transmit and receive data from Singapore, one of the most congested areas in Southeast Asia. As a result, ship owners in the area will have multiple satellite beams to provide coverage.