Singtel, KVH aim to digitalize APAC's maritime sector

31 Aug 2018

Singtel has announced a new partnership with global satellite and maritime communications provider KVH Industries to accelerate the digitalization of the maritime sector in Asia-Pacific.

The companies will jointly provide a broadband satellite service with KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband satellite connectivity solution for shipping companies in the region.

Singtel will provide its maritime customers with KVH's product and service offerings, including a subscription-based connectivity solutions.

The mini-VSAT Broadband service is designed to facilitate the use of digital solutions for purposes including improving operational efficiency, crew welfare, and onboard safety.

It can be used to collate real-time data about engine performance from onboard sensors, obtain information about weather patterns and sea currents to determine the most fuel-efficient routes, and allow onshore operational staff to keep track of the status of cargo.

“With 90% of the world’s trade carried by seaborne vessels, it is imperative for the shipping industry to adopt innovative technologies in order to operate more efficiently,” Singtel head of satellite Ng Kheng Ghee said.

“This service provides an accessible high-speed broadband connectivity that enables digital technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and data analytics to be deployed onboard ships.”

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