A quirky story this week from our Maritime Connectivity team who were busy at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week. Get In Touch if you’d like to hear about our global maritime cellular communications services - and our new project which is tracking the journeys of vessels to which we provide connectivity - and monitoring which of our cellular and satellite networks they connect to, when and for how long, and the data capacity used.
Name That Storm!
According to this piece on the Maritime Professionals website, The UK’s Met Office is searching for new names for the next round of storms. The naming of storms is a new phenomenon in “order to help the media and the public communicate more effectively about the impacts of severe weather events”.
Names are selected for each letter of the alphabet, except for Q, U, X, Y and Z and people can submit as many suggestions as they choose and also have the option of adding a reason for their suggestion to help it in consideration.
To submit your suggestion please visit https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/forms/name-our-storms-call-for-names
The Telecom26 Maritime Cellular Communications Offering
Telecom26 uses cellular coverage to provide maritime connectivity to vessels of all shapes and sizes as well as rigs and offshore sites complementing it with satellite where necessary.
Our star performers are:
- Our global SIM cards (or eSIMs) enable access to multiple networks both in-country and across borders and remove the need for anyone to have to worry about the coverage of a single MNO, or the existence of roaming alliances. This means that when a vessel or rig is within 12 nautical miles of the shore, our global SIMs can access multiple terrestrial cellular networks using 2G, 3G or 4G radio - and pick the most appropriate network according to voice and data needs, and the network’s capabilities.
- Our advanced router which enables data transfer to be optimised accessing terrestrial networks when in range and satellite while at sea. It controls data transmission and chooses the optimum route - based on application - to make better use of the available backhaul and connectivity options.
- When a vessel is outside terrestrial coverage, we can provide a maritime network.
We offer a full range of connectivity options including 5G, LTE, WiFi, NB-IoT, private networks, 2G, 3G and 4G, as well as offshore connectivity capabilities. The Telecom26 offering can combine both a full mobile private network at sea as well as a nearshore offering in order to provide contiguous mobile coverage at the lowest cost available.
To learn more about Telecom26’s suite of IoT maritime connectivity and maritime cellular communications services please get in touch.