Marlink has announced it will deploy Starlink connectivity to its maritime and enterprise customers.
Marlink, together with OmniAccess, said it will leverage Starlink to complement its portfolio of smart network solutions and services globally.
Under the agreement, Marlink and OmniAccess will act as global “authorised Starlink integrators” for maritime and enterprise customers.
Starlink’s integration with existing solutions provided by Marlink aims to offer a seamless network experience to customers.
“This ability to utilise Starlink is giant step in our strategy to provide our customers with the best-in-class user experience, combining our industry-leading GEO satellite connectivity solutions with the next generation LEO high-speed, low-latency services,” said Erik Ceuppens, CEO, Marlink Group.
“We are looking forward to working with SpaceX to integrate Starlink as part of our smart network solutions, creating a superior global connectivity service for our extensive maritime and enterprise customer base across the world.”
“Adding Starlink to its offerings will bring a new dimension of connectivity to Marlink’s global customer base,” added SpaceX Vice President of Starlink Sales Jonathan Hofeller.
“This low-latency, high-bandwidth broadband experience will allow enterprise and maritime customers to manage their remote businesses more efficiently than ever before.”
Elon Musk’s SpaceX company started rolling out its Starlink satellite connectivity service to the maritime sector last July, after receiving authorisation from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The satellite-delivered broadband service promises “high-speed, low-latency internet with up to 350 Megabits per second download while at sea”, although customers have already noted that the new service is not the cheapest on the market.