Come and meet us at SMM to discuss your maritime connectivity needs
1 September 2022

Come and meet us at SMM to discuss your maritime connectivity needs

1 September 2022

Our team of maritime connectivity experts are busy preparing for SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair which will take place in Hamburg, Germany from 6 to 9 September.

SMM’s organisers write that Digital transformation, as well as climate change and the maritime energy transition demand ground-breaking, implementable solutions” – and that these will all take centre stage at the show with maritime industry professionals from across the global able to get a complete overview of innovations from all sectors.

Many of the new solutions that will be discussed at SMM – smart containers for example – require fast and reliable maritime connectivity and this is where Telecom26 steps in.

As a global maritime operator, Telecom26 has a complete range of maritime connectivity solutions for vessels, crews, devices and whomever and whatever needs to be connected whilst at sea – or in port.

At the show we will be announcing our new partnership with Sateliot, the first company to build a satellite network dedicated to providing 5G connectivity to IoT devices.  This news will be of great interest to our maritime connectivity customers.

We will also be discussing how the expansion of Telecom26’s 5G capabilities will help improve the connectivity of the people and devices on-board vessels of all sizes.

Telecom26, maritime connectivity, nearshore connectivity and private networks at sea

Telecom26 has a complete range of solutions for the digital ship, IoT connectivity, crew welfare, passengers and much more - wherever they are in the world.

As a global maritime connectivity operator, Telecom26 provides connectivity across the world using our global maritime connectivity service.

We offer bespoke maritime and marine communications services that integrate inbound and outbound roaming, with full support of data services. Fortunately, the maritime connectivity services provided by Telecom26 that enable crews to communicate with their loved ones, watch Netflix, do their banking online etc use the same infrastructure necessary to support the digital transformation of operations on-board including IoT. 

Our maritime connectivity services include:

  • · A full Cellular At Sea service for vessels of all sizes
  • · A Nearshore Connectivity Service - Our recent blog “Nearshore Connectivity - perfect for vessels up to 30km off the coast” discusses how most ships and vessels spend the majority (up to 60%) of their time in port or in coastal waters. They are therefore within range of land-based cellular networks which can provide coverage to vessels as far out as 30km. So, instead of relying on costly satellite for data or connectivity, vessels – and the people on-board - can use these cellular networks.
  • · Networks for personal communications, onboard

  • · A Maritime IoT Service including private networks on-board vessels, oil rigs and platforms – and supply chain tracking

At the heart of our maritime connectivity services are our Global eSIM and physical SIM cards.  These provide data to all onboard devices via cellular data links.  By onboard devices we mean Wi-Fi routers, container sensors, IoT networks, any system process that needs to connect to the internet, to a remote server or monitor – as well as the phones and devices of the crew.

Our Global eSIM and physical SIMs can access most terrestrial and maritime networks. Not all networks are equally available – some offer better coverage in some locations than others. And, every country has its own range of terrestrial network operators. This means that, as a vessel moves along the coast, different networks may be available.

For vessel owners who care about the welfare of their crew and understand that being able to communicate with the outside world during a voyage improves the quality of life of their team, there are a few different options to provide connectivity to their crews:

  • · Supply Telecom26 Global eSIM cards for sailors to insert in their personal devices.  The fleet owner could pick up the cost of these or charge a fixed rate. Either way it would work out cheaper for the sailors than roaming on random networks as they travel.
  • · Use Telecom26 routers to create a private on-board LAN/Wi-Fi network which the crew can access.

Finally, our Global eSIM cards enable sailors to communicate with family and friends when they are on-shore. As one sailor commented that “sometimes when we reach port you find that SIM cards are expensive.”


Join our maritime connectivity experts at SMM Hamburg – The leading international maritime trade fair from 6th – 9th September, Hamburg

If you’d like to arrange to meet at the show to discuss how our maritime connectivity and maritime cellular communications services can connect the people and devices on-board your vessels as they travel around the world then please get in touch.

Catching-up in-person to discuss your maritime connectivity needs

Later in the year Telecom26 will be attending these other international trade fairs where we will be discussing our global and maritime connectivity services.

MedTech Ireland – showcasing innovative medical technology products and solutions for the Irish medical device design and manufacturing industry.              

21–22 September

Galway, Ireland

Mets Trade

15- 17 November




14–17 November 2022

Düsseldorf, Germany

If you, or one of your team, will be at any of these shows and would like to discuss our maritime connectivity and maritime cellular communications services in-person then please get in touch so we can arrange a time to meet.

If you’re not attending any of the shows, then please get in touch to discuss our maritime connectivity services by phone or video call.

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