Marlink created Sealink 60 in response to growing demand for flexible connectivity from smaller vessel operators seeking to upgrade from L-band services to regional VSAT (Source: Marlink)

Marlink rolls out new flexible VSAT service

Satellite communications company, Marlink, is expanding its VSAT options with the launch of Sealink 60, a new Ku-band service targeting smaller commercial, offshore, and fishing vessels. The new service comes with a range of flexible packages and is available with unlimited usage and data speeds of up to five megabits per second.

Sealink 60 has a choice of two lightweight 60cm antennas with different service plans, either with or without guaranteed bandwidth. The service is available in several regional coverage areas as well as for transits between different areas, the company said. It can be upgraded from regional to global coverage, with short-term bandwidth upgrades and up to six months of lay-up per year.

Tore Morten Olsen, Marlink president, Maritime, commented: “The introduction of Sealink 60 marks a further evolution of Marlink’s VSAT services, since it will exclusively cater for vessels requiring reduced antenna size and maximum flexibility in terms of coverage and throughput. We understand that these smaller ships may regularly switch areas of operation or spend planned time in lay-up and we have designed our plans to deliver maximum value to our customers in these markets.”

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