Satnews Daily
September 17th, 2018

Marlink's Contract with SES Networks Offers Much to Many at a Greater Reach and Faster Deployment

Marlink will offer new low-latency services as a result of their contract with SES Networks and SES' fiber-like connectivity. Marlink is able to provide a highly differentiated range of satellite-based solutions that is critical to meet the evolving demands of its customers. Marlink's capabilities to offer much to many is the result of a plan that is part of the contract. 

The contract enables Marlink to leverage SES’ O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation for big data applications that require fiber-like performance.

With round-trip latencies below 150 milliseconds, the performance of MEO-enabled networks is equivalent to that of standard fiber connections, while also providing greater reach and faster deployment times. These high throughput services serve to complement Marlink’s already existing portfolio of geostationary (GEO) services for utilities, renewable energy, oil and gas, civilian governments and other industries.

Olivier Gommes, Director Technology & Innovation – Enterprise at Marlink said that this new agreement contributes to the continuous expansion of capacity and diversity in Marlink’s hybrid network solutions and smart routing, with the low-latency link on the O3b fleet especially attractive as they develop certified and future-proof integrated services for their diverse enterprise customer base.

Simon Gatty Saunt, Vice President, Sales Fixed Data, EMEA at SES Networks added that the O3b high-speed connectivity they have been providing for the last four years has been extremely successful in meeting the needs of big data applications. By adding the O3b services  to its portfolio, Marlink will now be able to reap the benefits of MEO and offer more differentiated solutions for its customers’ digital transformation plans.