Marlink to deliver smart hybrid network for offshore fleet

Tuesday 22, February 2022

Offshore specialist to provide upgraded connectivity on Subsea 7’s vessels at guaranteed throughput levels globally.

Oslo and Paris, 22 February 2022. Marlink, the leading provider of smart network solutions, has signed an agreement to provide a global hybrid network solution to vessels operated by Subsea 7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry.

Subsea 7 offshore vessel

Subsea 7 operates one of the most capable and diverse fleets in its market, including chartered and high specification owned vessels. Marlink will provide a secure hybrid network solution to Subsea 7, combining its global Sealink VSAT solution with L-band back-up, global 4G cellular services and connection to the Tampnet network for operations in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

The contract includes provision of guaranteed throughput including a Committed Information Rate (CIR) at a level normally only found in the leisure/cruise sector.

Marlink will also provide its XChange platform solution to create a separate network for secure crew communications.

Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink, said:

We are pleased to be working with Subsea 7, whose global operations span the full energy lifecycle. Our network of networks approach provides a bespoke suite of connectivity, tools and services that enable operators to increase the safety and efficiency of their operations globally.

About Marlink

Marlink is the trusted partner in fully managed smart network solutions, based on an intelligent hybrid network and unrivalled digital solutions.

The company provides Smart Network Solutions, connecting people and assets around the globe and across all markets where conventional connectivity cannot reach or is not available. Marlink’s Intelligent Hybrid Network combines global satcom and terrestrial technologies via a proprietary global infrastructure.

The Marlink Smart Edge, an integrated service delivery platform, orchestrates and optimises all network elements and applications, from data handling and IT to application-based routing (SD Wan), cloud and Digital Solutions, including remote data and IT, cyber security as well as IoT/OT solutions.

This provides customers with full ‘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 safety through operational optimisation, tracking and routing, monitoring and reporting.

Marlink’s Smart Network Solutions are provided as Managed Services meeting the highest quality standards and service level agreements. The company proactively monitors and supports network solutions, providing alerts, reporting and insights on performance and usage of connectivity, systems, and applications as well as advice and consultancy on how to further optimise customer networks.

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