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30 Nov 2021

Digital connectivity is evolving as maritime operators demand more from satcom systems

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The business of digital communication is changing and digital service providers need to keep pace in order to stay relevant and meet customer needs.

29 Oct 2021

IEC Telecom Group and Kenyan technology company Ostatech hold reception to discuss digital transformation in Africa

Nairobi, 28th October 2021. Digitalisation ensures a more sustainable and affordable option for continuity of operations.

27 Oct 2021

New surveillance solution from IEC Telecom enables ships to share real-time situational video and images with shore

27 October, 2021 – High precision visual data transfer from ship-to-shore at low data rates is now possible thanks to an innovative new surveillance solution available from IEC Telecom.

27 Oct 2021

Data transfer system can save lives, time and funds

27 October, 2021 – Transmitting high precision images from the scene of disasters, accidents or emergencies is now possible without incurring huge costs or compromising communications networks, thanks to an innovative new surveillance solution available from IEC Telecom.

05 Oct 2021

Rediscover Thuraya WE

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
With the rising demand for corporate applications to support remote operations, Thuraya Telecommunications and IEC Telecom are jointly introducing new capabilities of the innovative future-ready communications solution – Thuraya WE.

30 Jun 2021

OneAssist empowers remote workers with hands-free technology and virtual support

30 June 2021: With an increasing number of businesses operating units in remote areas, connectivity is crucial to ensure the efficiency and continuity of processes as well as the safety of workers in the field.

02 Jun 2021

Digitalization for Small Vessels Made Simple and Accessible with MarineStar E-Lite

2 June 2021: Availability of an onboard voice service has become as essential as having life-jackets or a first aid kit.

19 May 2021

Satellite Communications Provides Vital Support to Aid Workers’ Mental Health

19 May 2021, London: Enhanced satellite connectivity will help improve the mental well-being of aid-agency workers in the field by boosting communications in remote locations, assisting team work and providing an accessible support network, according to satellite communications specialists IEC Telecom and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications.

09 May 2021

IEC Telecom has become an official Iridium® GMDSS provider

11 May 2021: IEC Telecom has signed a partnership agreement with Iridium to become one of the official Iridium GMDSS service providers.

13 Apr 2021

Digital revolution brings new ways of serving remote areas

The advancement of digitalisation is now bringing benefits to businesses in hard-to-reach locations, transforming the way they operate and making life easier for customers in remote areas inadequately served by terrestrial networks.

23 Feb 2021

Customisation Is the Future For Vessel Connectivity

In this digital age, maritime communications are set to move away from the ‘one size fits all’ approach to become fully customisable, predicts connectivity specialist IEC Telecom.

20 Dec 2020

IEC Telecom and Thuraya revealed Orion Edge Virtual to digitalise all vessel types

IEC Telecom and Thuraya introduced Orion Edge V (“V” for virtual), a state-of-the-art satcom system which offers an affordable VSAT-like experience over compact hardware. Digitalisation, previously reserved for large vessels, is now available for smaller crafts.

23 Nov 2020

V is for Virtual: IEC Telecom links with Thuraya to offer affordable digitalisation for all vessel types via a new joint solution

IEC Telecom challenges the limitations of digitalisation with its state-of-the-art connectivity solution Orion Edge V, which offers an affordable VSAT-like experience over compact hardware for smaller vessels.

02 Nov 2020

IEC Telecom Launches Maritime Communication Solution For Small And Medium Sized Vessels In Asia

IEC Telecom Group (IEC Telecom), satcom solutions provider, debuts OneGate Marine Compact to equip small and medium sized vessels in Asia, with VSAT-like connectivity by optimizing L-Band capacity.

28 Sep 2020

Life Below Water Matters: IEC Telecom Supports World Maritime Day 2020 Initiative with Solutions to Address Overfishing

IEC Telecom Group (IEC Telecom), satcom solutions provider, supports the World Maritime Day 2020 theme “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet” by encouraging the fishing industry to adopt improved data collection procedures in an effort to curb overfishing of the world’s oceans.

08 Sep 2020

Connectivity demand booms in leisure sector reports IEC Telecom

Demand for faster and cheaper connectivity at sea is set to increase as sailing is recognised as a safer place to work, travel and holiday during the Covid-19 pandemic says satcom specialist IEC Telecom, which is experiencing an increase in enquiries from vessel operators in the maritime leisure sector.

19 Aug 2020

IEC Telecom & Thuraya empower critical humanitarian operations with high bandwidth via a portable Rapid Deployment Kit

Global satellite communications specialist IEC Telecom, along with mobile-satellite service provider Thuraya, introduced its Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK), designed to provide Humanitarian Response Teams with reliable connectivity during COVID-19 and support emergency and disaster relief efforts even in the most remote areas.

16 Jun 2020

Pandemic reveals a need for new connectivity solutions for the fishing industry

Connectivity at sea has never been more important than during these difficult times. New regulations can be introduced at any moment and it is of great importance to ensure that this information is communicated to all marine sectors.

11 Jun 2020

IEC Telecom gets closer to its sailing customers

Satellite connectivity specialist IEC Telecom has strengthened its offering for the sailing and yachting sector with the opening of a new office in Lorient, France, and the launch of OneGate Marine Compact – a new lightweight digital solution which is ideal for leisure and racing boats.

30 Apr 2020

IEC Telecom introduces OneGate Aid Compact to support critical communications during COVID-19

Satellite communications specialist, IEC Telecom introduces its latest satellite-based networking management solution, OneGate Aid Compact to improve the efficiency of first responders in regional communities across the Middle East and Africa amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

25 Mar 2020

IEC Telecom welcomes new Iridium GMDSS service as it puts safety first at Norwegian maritime event

Maritime safety has been boosted following the recognition of Iridium’s satellite service as a provider for the international Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) – giving ship operators more options when protecting vessels and crew, says IEC Telecom.

25 Mar 2020

Satellite network with fastest L-Band speed could open up Northern Sea Route

Norway, 23 March, 2020: Passage through Northern shipping routes and Arctic waters has received a boost following the doubling of the connectivity speed of the Iridium CertusTM network, says maritime communications specialist IEC Telecom.

25 Mar 2020

IEC Telecom to introduce latest satcom solutions for humanitarian sector at DIHAD 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 25, 2020 – Satellite communications specialist, IEC Telecom along with its partners has announced their participation at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition 2020 (DIHAD) to be held from 10th March to 12th March 2020. The organization will be showcasing its solutions aimed at improving the efficiency of aid to the regional and international aid and development community.

25 Mar 2020

IEC Telecom delivers sustainable connectivity solutions to help collect data for a pioneering ecological project

While the environmental impact of doing business is a growing concern amongst global leaders, even discussed recently at the 2020 World Economic Forum, and sustainability is now established as a defining feature in the delivery of satellite communications solutions.  This winter IEC Telecom had the distinct privilege to partner with The IK Foundation and deliver vital connectivity solutions to the pioneering ecological study unit located on the protected environment of Prins Karls Forland, an island off the west coast of Svalbard (part of the Spitsbergen Treaty), Forlandet National Park.

27 Jan 2020

Customising your digitalisation process is the key to success

France, 27 January 2020: “One size doesn’t always fit all, especially when it comes to the digitalisation of a ship. Digitalisation can, and should, be customised to meet the needs of individual companies and vessels,” says Dominique Audion, COO, IEC Telecom Group, enroute to the roundtable discussions at Euromaritime Conference, taking place from February 4th to 6th in Marseille, France.

16 Nov 2019

Affordable crew communications are now available to all vessels

Rotterdam, 5 November, 2019: Keeping in touch at sea, even in an emergency, is now easier and affordable – thanks to a new lightweight satellite communication terminal.

Thuraya MarineStar, being unveiled during this week’s Europort event in Rotterdam, blends robust design with unprecedented functionality and unmatched levels of value to provide flawless voice communications with tracking and monitoring across the world’s busiest sea routes and fishing hotspots.

06 Nov 2019

Ekinops and iec telecom group deliver next-generation maritime satellite communication solution

PARIS, October 2019 – EKINOPS (Euronext Paris – FR0011466069 – EKI), a leading supplier of optical transport equipment and router solutions for network operators, has launched with IEC Telecom Group, one of the leading global providers of managed network communication solutions, OneGate, an agile solution that protects the critical communications functions of maritime vessels. Powered by the Ekinops platform, OneGate by IEC Telecom delivers vital capabilities for the maritime sector. It enables full-vessel digitalization, virtually-controlled satellite communications links, and multiple levels of cyber-security, ensuring always-on availability of secure, critical communications.

02 Nov 2019

Next generation satcom solutions presented at ADIPEC2019

11th November 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Leading global provider of managed network communication solutions, IEC Telecom Group along with its strategic partners –Thuraya, Intellian and Yahclick provided ADIPEC 2019 visitors with a ‘one-stop shop’ for all satcom enquiries to support the increasing demand for real-time communication across the Middle East’s energy sector. Visitors to ADIPEC were provided with 360-degree consultations on how to deploy the latest satellite technologies to help gain the competitive edge.

16 Oct 2019

IEC Telecom enters French Fishing market

Itechmer, 16-18 October, 2019: As the fishing industry gathers for this year’s Itechmer, France’s key exhibition dedicated to the fishing sector, IEC Telecom is excited to showcase its pioneering range of satellite communications solutions.

Europe remains one of the major players on the global fishing market with more six million tonnes of total production (combined volume for fishery and aquaculture). In accordance with the recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the EU is the planet’s No. 1 consumer of seafood with 24kg per capita, followed by the United States and Japan. To satisfy the demand, while ensuring sustainable, safe and efficient operations, fishing vessel rely more and more on high-tech applications, the latest of which require stable high throughput connectivity – and this is where satcom technologies are irreplaceable.

06 Oct 2019

Get onboard with digitalization to reap the benefits

Singapore, 10 October, 2019: The digital transformation train is leaving the station and maritime companies need to get onboard now or risk missing the trip!

“Digitalization brings great benefits and has the potential to create greater equality in the world”, said Nabil Ben Soussia, IEC Telecom’s Vice-President Maritime. “The reality is that the train is leaving the station and individuals and organisations need to get on board quickly,” he advised.

06 Sep 2019

Put in place procedures to protect cyber systems, IEC Telecom urges maritime sector

Dubai, 23 September, 2019: Satellite communications specialist IEC Telecom has warned that cyber hygiene is as important for the shipping industry as cyber security.

Forget images of James Bond-style villains hijacking tankers or cruise ships – the biggest threat to cyber security for the majority of vessels at sea is the hapless downloading of a virus by staff members not following proper procedures.

01 Sep 2019

IEC Telecom’s new partnership with Lars Thrane will boost satcom solutions for fishing sector

Alesund, Norway, August 30, 2019: Satellite communications specialist IEC Telecom has extended its portfolio through an exciting new partnership with specialist satcoms manufacturer Lars Thrane.

IEC Telecom is now an official distributor of the LT-3100 Iridium satellite phone in Norway and will unveil its new product range during the premier shipping industry event BlueFish in Ålesund, Norway from Septermber 3 – 5 2019, Stand 921.