A large provider of satellite communications to shipping has increased its market share through another corporate purchase.
UK-headquartered NSSLGlobal has acquired Station 711 from MX1, a subsidiary of satellite operator SES, to extend its reach into the global maritime market, said NSSLGlobal chief executive of Continental Europe, Henrik Christensen.
Station 711 is an Inmarsat Tier 1 distribution partner and value-added reseller for FleetBroadband and Global Xpress Ka-band services. It provides coverage, installation and servicing of satellite communications equipment for shipping and vessel operators in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
“With this acquisition NSSLGlobal gains access to new customers, markets and innovative solutions,” said Mr Christensen. “This consolidates our position as we service more than 3,000 vessels globally with L-band, Ku-band and Ka-band services.”
The acquisition was completed on 30 November. NSSLGlobal has taken over all activities of Station 711 including smart@sea, crewtalk and Station 711’s customer network infrastructure.
NSSLGlobal has been in an acquisitive mode this year as it added remote monitoring service, Oceanic Dynamics, to its VSAT offering by purchasing UK Electronic Solutions in June this year.
“Ocean Dynamics monitors vessel motion and impact and then returns this data to shore over VSAT, 4G or 3G, depending on what is available,” Mr Christensen told Maritime Digitalisation & Communications.