September 15 2019: Leading Indian VSAT solutions provider Nelco, has launched maritime communication services in India. Nelco is the first Indian company that will now provide quality broadband services to the maritime sector.
Says Nelco MD & CEO Mr. P J Nath: “Nelco is proud to announce launch of its Maritime Communication services, enabling any maritime vessel sailing in Indian waters to have high quality, uninterrupted access to Broadband Internet. We will also be offering a bouquet of digital services to cater to the needs of the various types of maritime vessels. Going forward we believe that we will be able to fully meet the communication needs of the Maritime Industry with our comprehensive solutions.”
In December 2018, the Government of India announced the licenses for In-flight and Maritime Communications (IFMC) that allows voice and internet services while flying over the Indian skies and sailing in Indian waters, both for international and Indian aircrafts and vessels. The IFMC license is a key initiative of the Telecom Ministry, a move to liberalise satellite communication services in India. Nelco obtained the IFMC licence and is the first Indian company to enable communication services for the maritime sector in Indian waters.
In the next 24 months, Nelco plans to establish itself as a leader in the maritime communications space by introducing the services to more maritime vessels i of the Indian shipping companies and also facilitating international ships coming to India to use the communication services in Indian waters.
See our brief on Maritime Communications here