Navigating Connectivity While at Sea

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Register now and join the panel as the discussion covers the importance of connectivity in today’s environment, in order to be able to retain crew and drive overall business productivity.

The discussion

Today, connectivity is about more than just social media and web surfing. It is an area that is ripe for development and expansion. On a daily basis, more than 50,000 merchant ships cross the oceans with millions of cargo containers in tow, signaling the need for fast and efficient communications  aboard vessels and between land and sea.

The ability to connect is becoming a default setting and a prerequisite to function in daily life. More importantly, connectivity is directly responsible for business efficiency and productivity.

To address critical communication needs for businesses at sea, it is important that all segments, including bulk carriers, container ships, cargo, tankers, FPSOs, fishing vessels, cruise ships and yachting and leisure are covered. This includes issues relating to network flexibility, budgets, crew welfare and remote management and support.

Fundamentally there are no longer any technological or financial barriers to providing decent connectivity at sea. The same advances that have propelled the networked economy on land have allowed satellite operators to significantly improve both the capability and flexibility of their offerings to the maritime sector as well. This has been achieved by bringing down the cost of basic vessel connectivity to approximately 0.3% of the total cost of operating a vessel.

With over 90% of worldwide trade served by the maritime market, vessels at sea rely on broadband connectivity and VSAT technology to stay in touch with operations on land, increase work productivity and improve the quality of life for the over 1 million seafarers that are the backbone of the maritime industry.

The ability to facilitate improved crew communications, online access and seamless operational performance is driving demand for new solutions, accelerating a new era for maritime connectivity.

To learn more about the latest maritime connectivity solutions, register for IEC Telecom and Inmarsat’s session.

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The details

Monday 29 October 2018

1200- 1330

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

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Join your peers for three days in Dubai this October, for the 9th edition of Seatrade Maritime Middle East, the region’s biggest maritime exhibition.

Part of UAE Maritime Week, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE, Seatrade Maritime Middle East offers a free-to-attend conference programme centred around digital technologies

Register for free today, join the conversation and immerse yourself in the pinnacle maritime event of the year.

Hosted by IEC Telecom and Inmarsat

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29 - 31 October 2018 | Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Dubai, UAE
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 
Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE.

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Who's talking?


Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President Market Strategy Inmarsat Maritime

Gürkan Büyüktelli, Marine Superintendent Mercan Group

Nabil Ben Soussia, Managing Director IEC Telecom Middle East

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