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15.02.22

As an official solutions partner of Intelsat FlexMaritime services, Applied Satellite Technology (AST) now provides next-level broadband connectivity to all vessel owners

Applied Satellite Technology (AST) Ltd, announced today it is now offering Intelsat’s FlexMaritime service, a reliable, secure, high-speed global connectivity solution. Designed specifically for global commercial maritime trade routes, the service also supports multiple antenna sizes and new service options to meet the growing global bandwidth needs of fishing, leisure and workboats.

Intelsat FlexMaritime leverages Intelsat’s global fleet of multi-layered, high-throughput satellites (HTS) to provide shipowners and operators with “always-on” connectivity in even the most densely populated or remote shipping lanes. It is designed to exceed the ever-demanding requirements for global connectivity at sea via small, affordable and easy-to-install maritime terminals. Shipowners will benefit from next-generation shipboard technologies to deliver high-speed connectivity for remote monitoring and performance diagnostics, video streaming, real-time software upgrades, crew connectivity and a wide variety of other applications.

Guaranteed Availability and Coverage

Nearly 9,000 vessels now benefit from Intelsat’s FlexMaritime service. Intelsat operates the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure and continuously adds new satellites, capabilities, and coverage to its FlexMaritime network.

Intelsat’s global satellite fleet delivers a higher bandwidth concentration where it’s needed most, such as high-traffic maritime routes (via high throughput spot beams) and provides added resilience and redundancy (via seamless integration of wide beam capacity to reinforce the high throughput coverage).

Ultimately it helps to ensure vessels continue to receive connectivity where and when they need it, and to reduce or even eliminate service outages.

Intelsat’s open-architecture network also makes it easy to integrate different hardware and technology options, including a variety of maritime satellite terminals.

AST Group Managing Director, Andrew Peters said "AST is delighted to introduce Intelsat’s FlexMaritime service into our portfolio of world class connectivity solutions.  With Intelsat FlexMaritime, our customers will have consistent connectivity wherever and whenever they need it.”

Deeper Insights. Smoother Operations

From container ships to pleasure boats and fishing craft, with FlexMaritime’s always-on connectivity, AST’s customers can:

Speeds and Data Bundles

AST offers data plans for two antenna classes – 45cm and 60-99cm. These antenna classes offer choices of monthly data bundles with no overage or unlimited data with various speed options.

The exciting new 45cm antenna class brings a new level of broadband connectivity performance and affordability to leisure, fishing and light-commercial maritime vessels around the world.

“Intelsat welcomes AST as a valued FlexMaritime Solution Partner,” said Intelsat Director of Maritime Shane Rossbacher “We look forward to working with AST to bring FlexMaritime to more ship owners and operators around the world, helping them customize a package based on their specific connectivity requirements.”

About the AST Group

Applied Satellite Technology (AST) Ltd is an independent provider of end-to-end remote communication services with 30 years’ experience in delivering solutions in both maritime and land-based industries.

AST’s experienced team of connectivity experts, network specialists and installation engineers deliver services through offices in the UK, Europe, Americas, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand and through AST’s established network of global channel partners.

Providing worldwide coverage and leading smart solutions ensures resilient, powerful connectivity when it is needed most. Through enabling services and digital solutions such as INTEGRA Control; bandwidth management solution, IRIS; remote monitoring and asset tracking and iRAMS; data management and monitoring platform, users can optimise their operations, make informed decisions quicker and reduce their costs. 

24/7 Global Customer Support ensures continuity of service and dependable assistance from fully qualified personnel. The AST Group operates a Quality Management System that meets the requirements of ISO 9001 to ensure that quality standards are constantly met and improved. A recent addition to this accreditation is ISO 14001, an internationally accepted standard awarded to companies that can demonstrate a proven Environmental Management System.

About Intelsat

As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the world’s most trusted satellite telecom network. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to connect people, businesses, governments and communities, no matter how difficult the challenge. Intelsat is building the future of global communications with the world’s first hybrid, multi-orbit, software-defined 5G network designed for simple, seamless, and secure coverage precisely when and where our customers most need it. Follow the leader in global connectivity and “Imagine Here,” with us, at Intelsat.com.

Wherever you are, whatever your remote connectivity requirements, AST has a solution. To discuss how we can take you further with one of the friendly team call +61 89 205 4000 or email info@theastgroup.com

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