Globecomm Introduces Metered VSAT Plans Offering Unprecedented Flexibility for Maritime Customers

Boat in WaterGlobecomm Maritime has introduced metered VSAT plans to bring increased efficiency and flexibility to the maritime communications market.  The plans include a range of data bundles as well as two Voice over IP (VoIP) lines, a Nimbus Smartbox and the option for Over-The-Top (OTT) provisioning of additional services.

In addition to a typical 5GB core bundle for the ship’s main business, the crew can access a separate bundle over a dedicated LAN or use the VSAT service on a pay-as-you-go basis.  Because the data that each user group consumes is visible separately, management can keep costs and accounting separate for these groups and identify costs for additional services with split billing and exact allocation.

VOIP services are also provided OTT as standard with separate bandwidth for two simultaneous voice calls, so the bandwidth used for voice calling is not counted against the ship’s core bundle. A further OTT LAN could be established to provide automated M2M devices and services such as ECDIS updates or engine performance monitoring.

If users find they need additional bandwidth, this can quickly be added to any chosen networks using Globecomm’s fully-managed global VSAT network, based on iDirect Evolution hub modem technology.

Globecomm’s metered plans include the Nimbus Smartbox service, with entry plans starting at 5GB for $595 per month giving access to the global coverage area.  Users subscribing to these plans will be able to burst data up to 3Mbps of bandwidth as a download speed.

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Leading Asian Broadcaster Picks Globecomm for Broadcast Center Expansion

media screens on displayIn December, Globecomm announced that a leading Asian broadcaster had contracted with the company to expand its state-of-the-art broadcast center. Under the phased contract, Globecomm will provide design, relocation and implementation services and new electronics for their TV broadcast uplink satellite earth stations.

This contract continues a relationship with Globecomm that has extended for many years.  The broadcaster’s goal is to improve the operation of its direct broadcast satellite platform, which delivers nearly 200 TV channels to 5 million households throughout Asia.

Learn about Globecomm’s products and services for media.

World Teleport Association Names Globecomm One of the World’s Top Independent Teleport Operators 

Satellites in a rowThe World Teleport Association publishes a ranking of teleport operators at the end of each year, and 2016 ended the way it has since 2000 – with a place for Globecomm among the Independent Top 20 Operators in the world.  The company ranked in 7th place among independents – companies that operate satellite communications facilities on the ground but do not own satellites in space – and 17th among all companies including the world’s largest satellite operators.  The rankings are based on revenues derived from teleport and satellite services.

Since 1985, the World Teleport Association has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world’s most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations. 

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Meet Globecomm at Upcoming Events

See the complete schedule of upcoming events.

IoT Evolution Expo – February 7-10, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

Mobile World Congress – February 27-March 2, 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Digital Ship iShipping Conference – March 1-2, 2017, Copenhagen, DK

Satellite 2017 – March 6-9, 2017, Washington, DC USA

CMA Shipping – March 20-22, 2017, Stamford, CT USA

CABSAT MENA – March 21-23, 2017, Dubai UAE

Enterprise IoT Summit 2017 – March 28-29, 2017, Austin, TX USA

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