Ericsson selects Globecomm for maritime GSM/VSAT managed operation

Telecom Lead Team:

Wireless infrastructure major Ericsson has selected Globecomm Systems, a
provider of communications solutions and services, as a subcontractor of the
maritime GSM/VSAT managed operation for an Ericsson mobile communication

Systems said the network will be implemented on up to 400 container vessels
worldwide over the next two years, providing end-to-end 24/7 automated
monitoring and real-time information control.


will provide below-deck equipment and provide operation services, under a
seven-year subcontract to Ericsson Denmark.


will provide its se@FLEX VSAT service, including integration of shipboard
terminals accessing Ku-band satellites as a part of Ericsson´s rollout, and
will utilize Globecomm’s Hosted Wireless Services. The global se@FLEX VSAT
platform will provide automatic roaming between Ku-band satellite beams on a
global basis at a flat rate.


The global
system will access over 20 satellite beams operating through 13 teleports and
including fiber backhaul to the Globecomm Data Center in New York. The Hosted
Wireless Service will provide hosted BSC services, BTS/BSC monitoring and
performance management by using Ericsson equipment.

Globecomm Maritime solution offers Ku-band maritime service coverage which
reaches the global shipping lanes and a worldwide managed network of
fiber-linked teleports for transmission and management of customer traffic.


contract is a great example of how far Globecomm has come as a global managed
network services provider. We take great pride in becoming a major player in
the next generation Maritime market and this contract is a major stepping
stone. We look forward to the opportunities that will arise from this contract
and our partnership with Ericsson,” said Keith Hall, Globecomm President and


Maersk Line, a shipping company, has appointed Ericsson to offer mobile
communication on upto 400 vessels over the next two 2 years.


Maersk Line taps Ericsson to install mobility on 400 vessels in
2 years


By introducing end-to-end integration and deployment of
mobile and satellite communication to its entire vessel fleet, Maersk Line will
pave the way for immediate access to remote expertise, resulting in extended
access to information and improved efficiency in the vessels’ daily operations.


The Maersk Line fleet comprises more than 500 container
vessels. Over the next two years, Maersk Line will outfit 400 of these vessels
with Ericsson antennas and GSM base stations, with upgrades to be made to the
remaining vessels soon after. As part of the agreement, Ericsson will provide
seven years of global managed services support, including 24/7 network
monitoring and onboard maintenance services in a large number of ports across
all major regions.


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