Hughes India Launches Maritime Mobility Services April 28, 2020 false Company introduces first services to meet operational, crew welfare, and passenger needs for constant connectivity in Indian waters Hughes Communications India Ltd (HCIL) announced the launch of commercial maritime mobility services in India. HCIL is the first to receive a Flight and Maritime Connectivity (FMC) license in India, which permits the company to provide mobility services within 125 kilometers of the Indian coastline in domestic waters and internationally, through roaming partnerships with select maritime providers. “Maritime businesses in India—whether cruiselines, shipping companies or offshore oil operators—are eager to connect their vessels, crews and passengers with high-quality, satellite broadband, and we are ready to serve them today,” said Partho Banerjee, president and managing director, HCIL. “We estimate that more than 500 Indian vessels will use Indian maritime services in the next three years to stay connected; two customers have already signed on for our maritime offering.” Until now, ships entering Indian territorial waters were required to shut down their VSAT (very small aperture terminal) connections; now, they can connect seamlessly to HCIL’s high-speed Ku-band satellite network ensuring uninterrupted data and voice applications from the port of origin to the port of destination (much like terrestrial mobile roaming). HCIL’s maritime mobility services deliver high capacity and efficiency, enabling broadband access that can be used to monitor weather patterns, cut fuel costs, file regulatory documents, order supplies from sea to save time in port, and improve safety, among other uses. For crew and passenger welfare, the services make it possible for people at sea to stay connected, browse the Internet, check social media, watch videos and more—with quality comparable to that of terrestrial broadband connectivity. The HCIL maritime offering is powered by the industry-leading Hughes JUPITERTM System, designed and optimized for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites and provides for roaming among JUPITER equipped platforms operated by international waterway service partners. Categories See All Satellite (2) Satellite Networking (2) Technology (1) Employee Training (1) Popular Blogs Satellite Industry Accounts for 74% of Global Space EconomyAug 11, 2020 Can In-flight Connectivity Rival “At Home” Service?Aug 18, 2020 Experts See Backhaul over Satellite as Essential in Reducing Connectivity DivideAug 25, 2020 Two Strategies to Address Top CIO ConcernsAug 25, 2020 Looking for a Clear Path to Better Network Performance, Increased Security and Reduced Costs?Aug 25, 2020 ENJOY THIS POST? This blog was featured in the September edition of our newsletter. Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.