SES Networks and Primacom to provide broadband connectivity to vessels operating at Asia-Pacific


Indonesian satellite communications provider Primacom has signed a multi-year agreement to use SES Networks' Maritime+ service and deliver high-speed broadband connectivity to vessels operating in Asia-Pacific region.

The collaboration is expected to enable Primacom to double its broadband speeds for connecting vessels operating within the international and domestic maritime routes of the region.

Primacom product support development technical division senior vice president Rosjanto Loo said: “The managed Maritime+ service is an ideal fit for Primacom, as it gives us the flexibility to allocate bandwidth based on the needs of our customers.

“The efficient use of capacity also allows our budget-conscious customers to run new applications for the first time.

“Thanks to this customised and cost-efficient service, we are now able to provide the reliable and seamless connectivity that vessels need while traversing across oceans.”

SES Networks’ Maritime+ service leverages on SES’s global ground and space infrastructure to ensure the highest levels of reliability and connectivity for the vessels facilitating all shipping operations.

"Thanks to this customised and cost-efficient service, we are now able to provide the reliable and seamless connectivity that vessels need while traversing across oceans."

SES Networks CEO Steve Collar said: “Broadband satellite connectivity is critical to realising the potential of the growing maritime sector in Indonesia and Asia-Pacific.

“SES Networks’ Maritime+ service, coupled with an extensive global reach and ground network, enables Primacom to offer flexible, reliable connectivity services to its customers.

“The customisable and cost-effective platform makes access to high-speed connectivity at sea possible for local and international operators in the region, empowering them to tap the maritime market’s strong growth.”

SES was reported to operate more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).


Image: SES Networks and Primacom to Deliver High Speed Broadband Connectivity to Vessels in Asia-Pacific. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.