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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 

Marlink and Intelsat have agreed to a multi-year renewal and expansion of their partnership to provide global broadband services to maritime vessels.

The agreement will deliver additional throughput to vessels via multiple layers of space-based coverage, ensuring that ship owners and operators have the flexibility and access to reliable, high-quality, always-on connectivity. The partnership, first initiated in 2014, enabled Marlink to enhance its portfolio of maritime VSAT services.  It unlocked applications that improve operational efficiencies for ship owners and operators across all maritime segments.

Under this extension, Marlink’s customers will see greater benefits through improved flexibility, reliability and reach provided by Intelsat’s global wide beam high-throughput EpicNG satellites. They will offer high-speed connectivity, enabling the delivery of a range of value-added services and applications such as asset tracking and improved cybersecurity to supports current and future connectivity needs.

“Our partnership is a great example of how pairing Intelsat’s robust, global communications infrastructure with Marlink’s diverse portfolio of communications solutions results in the ultimate connectivity experience at sea,” said Samer Halawi, Intelsat’s EVP and CCO. “With Intelsat’s global connectivity, Marlink is delivering the services that are most in demand by ship owners and operators today.  The coverage and flexibility provided by Intelsat’s space-based and terrestrial network allow Marlink to scale and meet their customers’ increasing demands and changing requirements.”

“The demand for dependable, high-quality VSAT connectivity in the maritime sector has increased significantly in recent years,” said Erik Ceuppens, CEO Marlink Group.  “Together, Marlink and Intelsat have matched this escalation every step of the way, constantly working to drive improvements in service efficiency and resilience for our customer base. Marlink is now the world’s largest Maritime VSAT Satellite Service Provider both in revenue and number of vessels, which is driving Marlink’s desire to secure long-term partnerships to future-proof our conne

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