Working together on the connectivity mix Of the future

Friday 17 May 2019
Working together on the connectivity mix Of the future
RF uplink station connected to Marlink’s Terralink Hub in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, photo courtesy Marlink.

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As a world-class provider of enterprise and maritime communications, digital solutions and servicing, Marlink has been serving a wide range of market sectors for over 70 years. With a strong presence both on land and sea, Marlink connects one in three vessels globally and over 1,100 land sites via its multi-technology portfolio that is completely agnostic.

Newtec is proud to have developed a strong, long-term partnership with Marlink in recent years. This covers a variety of different enterprise sectors, including energy, mining, media and events and the humanitarian community, where over one thousand remote sites have been successfully deployed – that’s 1,100 remote terminals to be precise - beaming across 19 satellite networks, enabling worldwide coverage and flexible offerings to Marlink customers. Marlink was an early adopter of the Newtec Dialog® platform, that addresses the requirements of Marlink’s customers on a global scale, as well as delivering innovation. This, combined with the very highest standard of customer care, are integral to Marlink’s overall company ethos. For many of the remote sites that Marlink connects, there is a strong requirement for satellite connectivity due to the remote location of different assets where terrestrial networks do not reach. Marlink offers satellite-based connectivity along with 24/7 customer support via its fully owned teleports and Network Operations Centers (NOCs) as well as a global servicing network. Marlink’s portfolio of managed connectivity and IT solutions includes a range of C-band and Ku-band VSAT, as well as ondemand L-band and Ka-band services. This enables enterprise and maritime customers to optimize their operations through an integrated offering of reliable broadband and IT, digital solutions, bridge electronics and flexible maintenance and service.

Marlink network solution with Newtec equipment installed at WHO site in Cape Verde, courtesy Marlink

A Partnership in Action

An excellent illustration of the way in which the partnership enables Marlink’s customers is the recent installation of Marlink’s new Terralink Hub and RF uplink station for Mahd Satellite at its headquarters in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Newtec Dialog is one of the components of Marlink’s fully managed network operator service that enables Mahd Satellite to offer a comprehensive range of VSAT communications capabilities for its customers while controlling the infrastructure to function within the country’s regulatory framework. The Terralink Hub services from Marlink supply a complete endto- end VSAT connectivity solution which features 24/7 Level 2 monitoring and control plus full marketing and engineering support, with value-added IP services including Internet backbone access, routing, firewalling and a customer portal. For Mahd Satellite, the breadth and adaptability of the Terralink Hub’s managed service translates into a highly efficient and cost-effective means of meeting network capacity requirements and providing Internet access for end-users to access diverse applications from business-critical email and video streaming to web browsing and support of Internet apps. The service is specially adapted to sectors including defense, oil and gas, security, telecoms and IT, construction and utilities.

From left to right: Oliver Gomez, Director of Technology & Innovation at Marlink Enterprise, Kerstin Roost, Strategic Partnerships Operations Manager at Newtec, Simon Gatty Saunt, Vice President of Sales, Global Service Providers at SES Networks,  Pia Sondergaard, Marketing Communications Manager at Marlink, Pierre Feldmann, Vice President of Enterprise Direct Sales at Marlink, Jessika Dammert, Chief Marketing Communications Officer at Marlink. 

An Evolving Connectivity Landscape – Covered

As communications transform across the board, and the satellite industry moves into a new era of connectivity, the partnership between Newtec and Marlink will adapt and change accordingly. At both companies, these changes have long been recognized and are being addressed through forward-thinking and commitment to innovation. We see the importance of working together as an industry to address the connectivity mix of the future where satellite and terrestrial communications will meet and merge, creating hybrid networks that will help to address our ever-increasing connectivity requirements on land, sea and in the air. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. This blend of technology will be essential as we move into a world of ubiquitous communications. Both Marlink and Newtec place this new future at the forefront of everything we do. Enabling seamless, reliable and affordable connectivity, wherever it is needed, is our mantra. As a pioneer in the delivery of business-critical IT, communications and digital solutions, Marlink is a service provider both the enterprise and maritime sectors can count on. “The cooperation with Marlink shows what a true and strategic partnership is about: both partners contribute and benefit equally from it,” said Thomas Eggenweiler, Head of Global Accounts at Newtec. We look forward to taking our partnership to a new level and enabling new capabilities and heightened flexibility to Marlink’s customers, today and tomorrow.

“The joint value proposition of Marlink and Newtec on the market makes us much stronger together than each of us individually. I would like to thank Marlink for its loyalty and trust in our partnership and I am confident that we have a bright future ahead of us.”

Thomas Eggenweiler,
Head of Global Accounts, at Newtec

 

This article was also published in Newtec's latest NEWTEC NEWS newsletter next to other trend topics from the industry and all news around Newtec, our solutions and products.

Read the May 2019 issue here.

 

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