Intelsat SA has signed a multi-year agreement with Global IP to allow the Spain-based company to provide broadband service to its maritime customers in the Indian Ocean region
Global IP, which specialises in satellite communications for maritime, energy and corporate customers, will use capacity on Intelsat 22 at 72° East, Intelsat 702 at 33° East and the IntelsatOneSM terrestrial network to introduce advanced mobility services.
Jesus Barber, general manager at Global IP, said, “These agreements add multiple strategic beams to our global network that are highly optimised for advanced mobility applications in the Indian Ocean region.”
Global IP will collocate its DVB-S2 high-throughput platform at Intelsat's teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany, enabling access to the IntelsatOne infrastructure and Intelsat's satellite fleet.
The agreements will enable Global IP to introduce worldwide Ku-band maritime services to oil and gas customers, as well as energy providers, in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
Jean-Philippe Gillet, regional vice-president for Europe and the Middle East at Intelsat, commented, “Our unique and flexible hybrid solution is the ideal platform for Global IP to rely on for meeting the communications needs of its mobility customers in the Indian Ocean region.
“As demand for fast, reliable broadband access across multiple formats continues to increase, our mobility offering provides best-in-class service in remote and underserved environments, including ships and energy platforms,” he added.
Intelsat is scheduled to complete its global broadband mobility platform with the launch of Intelsat 27 on 31 January 2013.