Transformational shift in maritime satellite communications
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Transformational shift in maritime satellite communications

21 Dec 2022

A massive paradigm shift is revolutionising the way that maritime companies operate, where the focus is switching from bandwidth capacity alone to viewing satcom ‘As-a-Service’. Digitally-enabled vessels empower decision-makers with data-driven recommendations. From performance tracking to asset safety, data relevant to ship management is made available to vessel operators to optimise routes and decrease fuel consumption. This eventually leads to lowering emissions, paving the way for a greener future. “The adoption of new LEO-based communication systems with flat antennas is gaining momentum for land use; the technology will rapidly become mainstream for maritime use,” shares Erwan Emilian, Partner & Group CEO, IEC Telecom Group. Offering higher-speed connectivity over cost-effective services and terminals, flat antenna sales are estimated to grow to $11 billion over 1.4 million terminals by 2028. Optimised applications save businesses data, time, and cost and account for 94% of the revenue gain from this game-changing scenario in satellite communications. Increased connectivity places greater emphasis on cyber security, another aspect of maritime communications which the IMO. The success of cyber security implementation depends on policies which must be custom-made for each specific case. Read more about these rapidly evolving developments in the maritime sector in the article below.

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