Agreement expands availability of LEO connectivity for commercial shipping, to transform operational efficiency and to support smarter shipping.
LONDON (OneWeb PR) — OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, and Navarino, one of the world’s leading maritime technology companies, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to become a global Distribution Partner to deliver high speed, low latency connectivity to the global commercial shipping industry.
Combining Navarino’s maritime technology solutions with OneWeb’s high speed, low latency connectivity will offer maritime customers seamless access to OneWeb’s fast, reliable, and affordable connectivity solutions. A series of sea trials will be undertaken with Navarino focusing on the first vessels connected from Q1 2023.
Commenting on the partnership, Carole Plessy, Head of Maritime at OneWeb, said: “Our mission at OneWeb is to help bridge existing digital divides. This means enabling companies to connect with confidence and greater purpose; to protect the marine environment, to improve crew welfare and to increase operational efficiency and performance. OneWeb’s data speeds will be up to 10x faster than GEO maritime solutions and have a significantly lower latency. Through our constellation of satellites, as well as through our various partnerships, we will be able to provide global coverage, including throughout the Arctic. The potential for using enhanced connectivity particularly on sensitive routes where real time video and cloud syncing can be used as standard, even on deep sea vessels, is game-changing.
“Navarino is an industry leader in maritime technology and we’re proud to work with their team to make a difference to the operations of commercial shipping and to shape the future of sustainable smart shipping. Together, we can provide a selection of tailored, customisable broadband channels.”
Dimitris Tsikopoulos, Navarino CEO, added: “Becoming a Distribution Partner of OneWeb ensures we can continue to deliver cutting- edge, powerful connectivity to our customers’ fleets, wherever they are in the world. Our industry-leading technology has put us at the forefront of maritime innovation and enabled us to empower our customers, while anticipating their future needs thanks to the way our services continuously evolve. OneWeb’s new satellite constellation and its ambitions for maritime connectivity are a progressive step forward which we are pleased to be a part of.”
OneWeb is delivering connectivity to customers in remote regions of 50 degrees North, such as communities in Alaska, mining sites in Canada and offshore platforms in the North Sea. OneWeb will offer commercial connectivity services globally for maritime from 2023.
Navarino is a leading technology company offering complete solutions to the maritime sector, including hardware, software and connectivity. The company develops cutting-edge services and innovative IT solutions to bring true value to ship operators and to create strong, long-term relationships built on a five-star customer experience –
- The most complete suite of IT solutions on the market and a full cyber security portfolio
- A comprehensive range of connectivity services to suit any vessel’s needs
- Focused on developing the most innovative technology solutions to serve the evolving daily IT needs of maritime
- Client base of more than 550 shipping companies worldwide, serving more than 10,000 vessels
- Customer-centric 24/7 support
Find out more at navarino.co.uk
OneWeb is a global communications network powered from space, headquartered in London, enabling connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities. It is implementing a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-speed and low-latency communications service, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere.
Find out more at http://www.oneweb.world