Hughes India Launches Maritime Mobility Services April 28, 2020 Mobility , Connecting the Unconnected , JUPITER System 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 is Essential (53) Connecting the Unconnected (52) Company News (42) JUPITER System (33) HughesNet (27) HughesON Managed Networks (18) Podcast (17) SD-WAN (17) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (13) Interoperability (11) Mobility (11) Cellular Backhaul (11) Popular Blogs Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year HistoryJul 23, 2021 The Divide Podcast: The role of satellite broadband in closing the digital divideJul 22, 2021 Saving Space: How Sustainability Standards Can Protect the Industry and Our PlanetAug 16, 2021 Emergency Preparedness with Tony Bardo on FedScoop RadioAug 20, 2021 Seven Hughes Execs to Speak at Much Anticipated SATELLITE 2021 EventAug 23, 2021 Related Posts See All 5 for 50: Five Industries Impacted by Hughes Technologies and Services September 28, 2021 SATELLITE 2021 Show Takeaways September 27, 2021 Satellite Enabled Voice Services Save Idaho Property and Many Acres from Wildfire September 29, 2021 Deep in the Amazon, HughesNet Provides Connectivity September 15, 2021 Vessels of all Types Use JUPITER System for Land-like Connectivity at Sea August 25, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? 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.