There is a significant growth of digitalisation during the COVID-19 pandemic as witnessed in the maritime industry helping many businesses improve vessel performance by remaining relevant and competitive.
According to a study by Ocean Insights, about 40 percent of businesses would change their supply chain strategies due to the pandemic. Digitalization is a good sign for all businesses across the industry.
According to Manila Times, IEC Telecom, a global provider of managed network communication solutions, has also observed that the maritime industry faces many logistical issues that involve ports, vessel surveys, supply chain matters, and crew communications. Therefore, IEC Telecom has partnered with Thuraya, a global satellite operator, to serve better and affordable digital solutions to all vessel types. The companies have worked together to provide satcom technology, called Orion Edge V, to smaller vessels with limited space onboard. The technology enables a VSAT-like communications experience over L-band with access to a cloud-based system offering a wide range of telecom services.
The partnership between IEC Telecom and Thuraya can also provide small vessels with flexible tariff plans. It can even give an option of free hardware for project-based subscriptions. If fleet managers are looking for zero capital investment within a short period, the partnership will benefit them.
Jassem Nasser, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Thuraya Telecommunications, said, “For small ships, such as offshore support vessels, it is important to remain within tight budgetary requirements. This agile product gives you the confidence to be in control of costs while benefiting from all that is possible through digital communications now and for years to come. To support this market, IEC Telecom and Thuraya offer Orion Edge V with flexible tariff plans and an option of free hardware for project-based subscriptions, enabling fleet managers to get their vessel connected with zero capital investment in a short period. It’s a win-win and we are delighted to introduce Orion Edge V during this year’s virtual OSEA.”
“This agile product gives you the confidence to be in control of costs while benefiting from all that is possible through digital communications now and for years to come,” he added.
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