Marlink, Intelsat meeting demands of maritime passenger sector

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) and Marlink have partnered to deliver high throughput satellite (HTS) services to cruise and passenger vessels using Intelsat EpicNG has contributed to an increase in bandwidth delivered on Marlink´s Sealink VSAT service of more than 220 percent during 2016, the companies said.

This growth in bandwidth enabling broadband connectivity for Marlink cruise and passenger segment customers is more than three times larger than what Marlink was delivering at the beginning of 2016.

This has been driven by the global services capability that Marlink offers on its Sealink VSAT service portfolio, enabled using the Intelsat Globalized Network, including the Intelsat EpicNG platform and strategically located teleports around the world.

The ability to deliver a consistent, high-quality broadband experience on Sealink VSAT to vessels, regardless of location, is becoming increasingly important, as the cruise industry is attracting more passengers than ever and taking them to new destinations around the globe.

Supporting this growth and changes in traffic patterns, especially a shift to users uploading photos and video content, could only have been supported with a global network of satellites that includes HTS, wide beams, teleports and support teams, creating a true differentiator.

Marlink is a long-standing Intelsat customer, with services on multiple Intelsat satellites and the IntelsatOne terrestrial network.

Intelsat operates a globalized network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Its globalized network combines the world´s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services.