Starlink, a satellite internet service operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is partnering with Elcome International, a provider of maritime systems and integration solutions, to provide mobility and internet services to the maritime industry.
Starlink is aiming to enable maritime customers to connect from the most remote waters across the world through this partnership. Elcome will also provide installation, integration, and field support to customers using Starlink.
“We are so excited to bring the benefits of Starlink to our customers. It’s not just about the fast Internet, but the opportunity for us to implement real-time remote monitoring and autonomy solutions for these customers in ways that were not previously possible. Also, consider the benefit to crew members who will now be able to better stay in touch with family and friends while out at sea,” Jimmy Grewal, Elcome’s Executive Director, said.
The services which will utilize Starlink’s low-Earth orbit satellites will connect vessels, including merchant ships, oil rigs, and yachts, to provide internet speeds that are up to 100 times faster than traditional satellite services.
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