Meet us at METSTRADE to discuss your maritime connectivity needs
1 November 2022

Meet us at METSTRADE to discuss your maritime connectivity needs

1 November 2022

Our team of maritime connectivity experts will be out and about at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam from 15-17 November discussing our portfolio of maritime connectivity services for vessels, crews, devices and more.

METSTRADE is the world’s largest trade exhibition for the marine leisure industry and is a valuable platform for innovation, market developments and networking since our launch in 1988.

In addition to the overall leisure marine industry, the show also covers Superyachts, Marinas and Yards and Construction materials.

You can register here for a free ticket.

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

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

What’s more, our 5G and 4G coverage gives our customers the highest speed, with outstanding, low-latency performance.

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

Telecom26 and Connectivity at ports

We also provide connectivity to marinas, ports – and inland ports. From small leisure boat only marinas on sunny shores to the largest commercial ports in the world.

Click here to read our blog about Inland Ports - Always-On Maritime Connectivity Needed On-River as well as Offshore and here for our blog titled The World’s Biggest Ports - Connectivity Everywhere.

We can also provide private networks at sea.

Using Private Networks to Provide Maritime Connectivity

At Telecom26 we’ve long been singing the praises of Mobile Private Networks at sea.  Private networks are nothing new. They are essentially a closed network isolated from public view that is deployed in a specific location but still using 2, 3, 4 or 5G networks.

We firmly believe that vessels of all shapes and sizes should have their own mobile private networks (MPN) on-board in the same way businesses on land have private terrestrial networks over fibre, wireless or satellite on their business premises.   

We build private networks that cover the footprint of a ship - no matter how huge - or other kind of vessel and provide:

  • 4G (and future 5G) local radio coverage to ensure that connectivity is available
  • the SIMs or eSIMs to enable devices to connect
  • the ability to set-up Wi-Fi access, so you can create a local WAN.

Our SIMs or eSIMs enable devices to connect to the private network, but we also enable visiting (“roaming”) SIMs to connect, at the discretion of the private network operator, and through the control that we offer from our core. If you want to allow roaming, you can. If you don’t, it will be prohibited.

So, in our terms, the private network is self-contained, using dedicated radio access infrastructure, and powered by our mobile core, to which all permitted SIMs (and the devices that contain them) can connect. The interesting thing is that this can be literally anywhere – which brings us to….

Telecom26, maritime connectivity around the world

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 SIMs are compatible with 1100 cellular networks from over 620 mobile operators in more than 220 countries including now Tampnet.

We have also developed a multi-SIM router which enables connectivity to the best performing network available - cellular, wifi or satellite.

Catching up with our maritime connectivity team

We will shortly 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.

In addition, the expansion of Telecom26’s 5G capabilities will help improve the connectivity of the people and devices on-board vessels of all sizes.

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

And if you are attending METSTRADE this year and would like to discuss our maritime connectivity and maritime cellular communications services in-person then please book a meeting.

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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