UAE-based Thuraya to unveil VSAT+ service in Europe

36091788440 6dd456da76 zSatellite operator Thuraya will unveil its maritime satellite service VSAT+ in Europe at this year’s Nor-Shipping conference and exhibition event in Oslo

The unveiling comes three months after its commercial launch at the annual Thuraya partner conference in Dubai, UAE.

With digitalisation now a major driver of change in the maritime sector, Thuraya VSAT+ is said to be the ideal satellite service to help fleet operators increase operational efficiency, gain market advantage and meet growing demand for monitoring and compliance.

Thuraya VSAT+ seamlessly integrates the high-bandwidth speeds of Ku-Band and reliability of L-Band with affordable global coverage and high levels of security, resilience and flexibility. As the flagship of Thuraya’s progressive maritime vision, it has been designed to help maritime customers achieve their goals and overcome the challenges of today’s market.

Analysis of data from ships and fleet operations can provide insights into where and how efficiencies and savings could be made. Operators who fall behind in the race to gather and utilise their data in this way risk losing data through a single integrated, flexible and affordable service, the operator stated.

Data acquisition and the rapid growth of digitalisation augment online risk from cyber criminals. However, Thuraya helps users mitigate this threat by offering comprehensive cyber security packages through its VSAT+ partner network.

Nadeem Khan, director of Maritime M2M and IoT at Thuraya, said, “As demand for data increases exponentially, satellite communication is the only realistic option for ship-to-shore and inter-ship communication. That is why we designed VSAT+ to offer optimum flexibility and affordability. We believe it can help deliver significant savings for fleet operators – perhaps as much as 20-40 per cent of operating costs through intelligent fleet management.”

VSAT+ will give Thuraya a unique proposition in the Scandinavian and wider European markets. The VSAT+ coverage in Europe, and globally, is enabled by the Panasonic global mobility network. Thuraya accesses the network through its partnership with Panasonic subsidiary ITC Global.

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