ELEKTRIKOM CONTRACTS CAPACITY AT 1°WEST FOR MARITIME VSAT SERVICES
(Oslo, Norway) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Elektrikom for satellite capacity from its 1°West orbital location.
Utilising TSBc’s IS 10-02 Spot 1 capacity, Elektrikom will manage and deliver maritime VSAT services, serving the oil, gas and cruising vessels throughout Europe.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Elektrikom to 1°West. We look forward to building a long term relationship with Elektrikom and supporting their growth requirements utilising Spot 1 capacity- ideal for their coverage requirements throughout Europe”, said Michael Carter, Sales Director, Datacomms Services at TSBc. “1°West has a strong tradition within the maritime industry for the provision of maritime VSAT services, specifically in Northern Europe. With our next satellite, THOR 7, due to commence commercial service in 2014, TSBc can now provide an expansion path for our maritime customers and support the increased types of services demanded by offshore communities”
“The additional capacity on IS 10-02 Spot 1 will be used for maritime VSAT services , providing shipping vessels , specifically in the Mediterranean , with much needed capacity to support additional broadband communication services, demanded by crew to stay connected at all times, whilst at sea”, said Andre Eerland , CEO of Elektrikom. “This is the first contract we have signed with TSBc and look forward to working with them in the very near future to grow our capacity requirements at 1°West”.
IS 10-02 Spot 1 provides high powered coverage throughout Europe and provides expansion capacity in some of Elektrikom’s key shipping regions.
Contact: Natasha Keech +44 7740 450 852
Elektrikom was founded in 1985 and started with selling wireless communications to the marine industry like radios. In the year 2000, Elektrikom started selling Inmarsat and focussed on data. In 2003 they commence offering VSAT services and in 2006 controlled their own teleport. Today, Elektrikom control 6 teleports and supply internet to more than 400 vessels in the high end offshore sector (gas and oil, cruising). Elektrikom supply a total concept for internet access on board with VSAT, Inmarsat and UMTS, based on lease cost routing, speed and availability.
Visit the company’s website www.vsat.eu