With six teleports, 23 beams and 15 satellites providing global coverage, NSSLGlobal has now brought FleetCom AS into their external distribution fold—the company will now be able to sell the company’s full range of VSAT maritime solutions within Norway, as well as third party solutions that include the likes of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress and Fleet One.
The NSSLGLobal network will provide Norwegian maritime customers with access to world-class coverage and a range of specialized solutions that include satellite-based vessel-monitoring systems (VMS) to help fishing vessels meet electronic recording and reporting system (ERS) regulatory compliance required by the EU for fisheries control. Additionally, Cruise Control (CC) LITE, an entry-level email management solution designed for cost-conscious small-regional and inter-regional vessels with basic connectivity requirements, is also available via FleetCom AS as well as IP@SEA, which is NSSLGlobal’s dedicated maritime VSAT service (DVBS2-RCS2) that offers fixed monthly fees and speeds of up to 40 Mbit/s to help guarantee vessels’ voice and data connectivity.
“Definitely a compelling connectivity solution for Norwegian maritime companies,” said Ingar Kastum, Chairman, FleetCom AS. This is especially true, as Norway has been a major player in the maritime and shipping industries for more than 150 years. The Norwegian offshore fleet happens to be the second largest such fleet in the world, with 1,373 vessels and gross tonnage of 15.7 million by the close of 2015.
According to Scott McBride, Group Distribution Sales Director, NSSLGlobal, VSAT is widely appreciated as an efficiency driver and a source of cost savings for maritime companies. He added that Through this partnership with FleetCom, NSSLGlobal has created new opportunities for Norwegian customers to control costs while expanding and contracting the amount of data used on-board, extending corporate IT networks to ships and better support for crew welfare.