SES has a signed a five-year deal with Tototheo Maritime, a Cyprus-based maritime communications company, to bring data connectivity services to Tototheo’s customers. This will be done via SES Networks’ Skala Global Platform.
SES Networks’ Skala Global Platform’s flexible bandwidth management, advanced automatic beam switching, and sophisticated network management system will allow crew and operators to take utilize connectivity-powered services that aim to boost profitability, efficiency, and crew welfare. The companies said Tototheo Maritime’s customers will benefit from an efficient communication Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) network that optimizes fleet operations and cost efficiency, while enabling crew to stay connected to their families.
The maritime sector is a key target market for SES, given its success with high-profile cruise companies such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean.
“Data-enabled efficiency and compliance technologies in the market today are making a real impact for shipowners, as well as for their crews’ safety and welfare. As a service provider in the industry for 35 years, we understand how important it is for our customers to remain flexible and versatile, while investing in reliable and future-proof solutions. We believe we have found a like-minded partner in SES,” said Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, joint CEO at Tototheo Maritime.