IEC Telecom enters French Fishing market
Press Release

IEC Telecom enters French Fishing market

16 Oct 2019

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.

IEC Telecom provides a wealth of satellite connectivity options to suit a range of fishing vessel types – from large fleets who spend many months at sea, to smaller boats making shorter trips. IEC Telecom is uniquely placed to provide the most cost-effective connectivity, thanks to its direct links with satellite operators such as Iridium. IEC Telecom recently completed an interconnection with Iridium CertusTM which enables it to provide its robust and reliable portfolio of maritime satellite communications solutions, across truly global Iridium coverage.

Gwenael Loheac,  Managing Director IEC Telecom Europe, said: “The fishing industry has been asking us for these solutions. Unlike previous generations, millennials, who are now entering the labour market, are deeply connected to their devices. A comprehensive crew welfare program is what a fisher of the modern age is looking for and we are here to provide it.”

“This is our first voyage into the French fishing market and our intention is not to compete with existing market players, but offer something new: our unique expertise in communications, proven by more than 20 years in the satcom industry,” explained Mr Loheac.

Centre stage of IEC Telecom’s display at Itechmer will be OneGate – a highly adaptive virtualized platform designed to enable digitalisation for all vessel types. Launched in March 2019 in UAE, this solution will for the first time be presented in France. For fishing vessels OneGate provides one compact device both for crew welfare and corporate needs. It comes with an e-dashboard, enabling vessel owners to remotely have full control over budget and consumption channels. OneGate segregates crew welfare from corporate network, eliminating cyber risk from mal-usage.

For more information visit IEC Telecom at Itechmer on stand E-130.



IEC Telecom enters French Fishing market

IEC Telecom enters French Fishing market

Media Contacts

Anastasia Kuzmenko

VP-Marketing & Communications, IEC Telecom Global

Debra Munford

PR Account Manager

About IEC Telecom

IEC Telecom Group is one of the leading international satellite service operators. Renowned for supplying high quality satellite-based solutions to customers for more than 25 years, IEC Telecom delivers efficient end-to-end voice and data services when and where it matters most.

We enable digitalization for the maritime industry as well as remote units on land, where GSM coverage is not available.

For urban networks, we provide a powerful satellite back up to ensure the business continuity of customer enterprises.

IEC Telecom offers global coverage for international operations as well as a wide variety of area-by-area plans for regional use. IEC Telecom’s integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise allows us to develop truly unique solutions that enable full control over customer satellite assets.

Our portfolio includes a wide range of satellite products (from handset to VSAT services), solutions, and value-added services. In addition, we offer 24/7 support for satellite-based solutions during their full lifecycle.

IEC Telecom Group has offices across eight countries: Denmark, France, Kazakhstan, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, and UAE.