Satnews Daily
September 6th, 2016

Insightful Integration By Globecomm

In the drive to enhance service provisioning to ship owners, Globecomm is integrating their Telaurus and Globecomm South Africa business units.

Globecomm South Africa is an Inmarsat Distribution Partner and L-band specialist supporting service providers and resellers, while Telaurus has been one of the maritime industry’s leading communications solutions providers for many years. Both companies will now operate under the Globecomm Maritime brand, providing VSAT, L-band and cellular communications to a fleet of more than 4,000 vessels. The integration of the two units will make more resources available in a streamlined service offering, with faster response to client requirements. Enhanced support will operate around the clock from more regional locations.

The current leaders of the two organizations will continue to lead the combined organization, with Malcolm McMaster serving as President of Globecomm Maritime and Dickon Webb serving as General Manager.

In addition to provisioning L-band and VSAT connectivity, Globecomm Maritime delivers value-added services in the form of Nimbus and Cirrus, a cloud-based management platform for narrowband and broadband communications. Also available is a range of data and voice connectivity solutions, including BYOD support via the Globecomm App and AccessGSM as well as high quality pre and post-paid VOIP services which can be used on a range of devices. Additional tools include Aegis, a network-based unified threat management, usage reporting and firewalling tool and MWC, a network-based crew calling platform. These formerly separate services will be integrated into a single offering to better serve the needs of vessel operators.

Earlier this year, Globecomm unveiled Globecomm VSAT, powered by iDirect, a high-capacity multi-band communications solution designed to deliver ‘industrial strength’ connectivity to fixed and mobile assets on a global basis. The service provides a broad range of high-throughput applications over a robust, flexible and scalable network designed specifically to deliver shared services and private networks to customers in maritime and energy markets.

Globecomm’s industry-leading coverage has recently been expanded to provide Ku-band coverage in the South Atlantic to serve merchant shipping, Ku-band coverage in the Barents Sea for fishing and offshore customers and regional C-band services covering Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to meet expanded offshore industry demand.