Marlink to provide satellite connectivity solution to Irish Defence Forces

Thursday 18, November 2021

Nation’s army selects Marlink to supply and manage a multi-bearer satellite connectivity solution to support operational military missions on a global basis

Oslo and Paris, 18 November 2021. Marlink, the leading provider of smart network solutions, has been awarded the contract to equip the Irish Defence Forces with a secure and reliable satellite connectivity solution for their global military missions across land and sea.

The agreement will see the country’s defence forces concentrate their communications infrastructure with dedicated expertise, consolidating traffic into Marlink’s global smart hybrid network, combining relevant connectivity carriers including VSAT and L-Band networks.

Marlink will enable connectivity for the Irish Defence Forces via numerous designated sites including fixed operational deployments in Lebanon and Syria as well as mobile troop deployments in Europe and Africa.

The Irish Defence Forces require connectivity via secure satellite backhaul on a 24/7 basis. Systems to be deployed include high throughput VSAT between command centres and remote locations and mobile satcom solutions for military personnel.

“The Irish Defence Forces requires a communications partner with a network that is agile and also highly scalable in both setup and operations and most importantly, the provider must support our requirements globally,” said Comd John Kenny OIC Comms Section, DFHQ, Irish Defence Forces.
“Meeting the needs for military connectivity is always a challenge we look forward to, as it allows us to demonstrate our unique capabilities to provide a reliable, secure service in support of command and operational activities,” says Alexandre DeLuca, President, Enterprise, Marlink. “The Irish Defence Forces recognised that as an agnostic provider of connectivity, we could assemble a smart network solution that keeps its people and assets connected anywhere, anytime.”

For further information, please contact:
Knut Natvig, Marlink
T: +47 48 030 911

About the Marlink Group

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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