Marlink renews agreement with Intelsat to deliver high throughput global VSAT capacity

Wednesday 18, October 2023

Contract extension brings next-generation capacity to Marlink’s global hybrid network, enabling clients to take advantage of the highest possible quality of service

Intelsat Marlink Agreement
Caption: Mike DeMarco Intelsat Chief Commercial Officer (left) and Erik Ceuppens CEO Marlink (right).

Oslo and Paris, 18 October 2023. Marlink, the smart network and digital solutions company has renewed its agreement with Intelsat for supply of next-generation Ku-band capacity.

Marlink will deliver the capacity to users within its hybrid digital network, available globally to customers across maritime, energy and enterprise sectors. The agreement includes the future use of satellites with a software-defined operating system, improving precision of signal delivery and a highly stable quality of service.

The agreement covers global distribution of capacity within the network provided by Marlink and joint development initiatives to prepare users for software-defined satellite (SDS) services. The Marlink network spans all orbits and available frequencies enabling customers to increase the possibilities of their digitalisation strategies.

Marlink will ensure the contracted capacity delivers digital enablement benefits to multiple segments requiring high throughput services, including merchant shipping, cruise and ferry and offshore installations by combining multiple networks into one unified solution, maximising throughput combined with guaranteed service availability and uptime.

We are delighted to extend our close and long-standing agreement with Intelsat which enables us to provide our clients with predictability and quality within our smart hybrid network. This agreement fully reflects the Marlink philosophy that a blended network of the best available services, tailored to customer needs and designed for specific applications is required by today’s users.

Erik Ceuppens, Chief Executive Officer, Marlink

This agreement marks yet another milestone in our long-term partnership with Marlink, enabling us to further extend resilient, high-throughput connectivity to ship owners and operators across maritime sectors. The flexibility and reliability of Intelsat’s multi-layered global satellite network and ground infrastructure, combined with Marlink’s diverse portfolio of communications solutions, ensures a truly seamless connectivity experience and peace-of-mind, even in the most remote locations at sea.

Mike DeMarco, Chief Commercial Officer, Intelsat

About Intelsat

Intelsat’s worldwide team of professionals is focused on providing seamless and secure, satellite-based communications to government, NGO and commercial customers through the company’s next-generation global network and managed services. Bridging the digital divide by operating one of the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructures, Intelsat enables people and their tools to speak over oceans, see across continents and listen through the skies to communicate, cooperate and coexist. Since its founding six decades ago, the company has been synonymous with satellite-industry “firsts” in service to its customers and the planet. Leaning on a legacy of innovation and focusing on addressing a new generation of challenges Intelsat team members now have their sights on the “next firsts” in space as they disrupt the field and lead in the digital transformation of the industry.

About Marlink

Marlink is the trusted partner in fully managed smart network solutions, based on an intelligent hybrid network and unrivalled digital solutions, that connects people and assets around the globe and in all markets where conventional connectivity cannot reach or is unavailable. Marlink’s hybrid network combines global satcom and terrestrial technologies via a proprietary global infrastructure.

XChange, Marlink’s integrated management platform, orchestrates and optimises all network elements and applications, from data processing and IT to application-based routing (SD-Wan), cloud access and digital solutions, including remote data and IT, cyber security as well as IoT/OT solutions.

This gives customers complete “peace of mind” that their chosen network solution is fully optimised, integrated and has the security required to operate more profitably and sustainably, increasing their efficiency and security through operational optimisation, tracking, routing, monitoring and reporting.

Marlink’s Smart Network Solutions are delivered as managed services to the highest quality standards and service level agreements. The company proactively monitors and supports network solutions, providing alerts, reporting and insight into the performance and usage of connectivity, systems and applications, as well as advice and consultancy on how to further optimise customers’ networks.

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