Russia's Largest Shipping Firm Deploys Advanced Maritime VSAT Solution from Orange Business Services

Russia's Largest Shipping Firm Deploys Advanced Maritime VSAT Solution from Orange Business Services Mikhail Ulyanov, one of the first ships to use the Maritime VSAT solution from Orange Business Services (Photo: Business Wire)

Sovcomflot, the largest shipping company in Russia has chosen Orange Business Services to deploy an advanced Maritime VSAT solution on eight vessels.

This initial rollout will keep the ships connected even when operating on the high seas, improving safety and optimizing navigation in challenging conditions. In addition, this solution will make it easier for crews to stay in touch with friends and family, which is essential to keep staff morale high.

The first ships to receive the solution during this initial rollout phase are the Arctic shuttle tankers Mikhail Ulyanov and Kirill Lavrov, which are the largest oil tankers built in Russia. Three other tankers operating in the Arctic will also be connected, along with three supply vessels, which ensure the safe operation of offshore platforms in the Russian Far East.

The Orange solution automatically chooses the best quality satellite available to optimize the vessels’ connection to the corporate network. Sovcomflot will use the network to transmit the vessels’ telemetry data from onboard cameras and sensors to its Fleet Operations Center in St Petersburg. This allows Sovcomflot to monitor the condition of its fleet in real time and optimize routing based on factors such as weather or sea ice movements.

Richard Van Wageningen, SVP IMEAR, Orange Business Services
Thanks to our intelligent satellite solution that automatically connects to the highest quality network, Sovcomflot can support crew welfare and safety while ensuring business continuity.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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