Providing services to more than 100 passenger carrying vessels, such as cruise liners and ferries and more than 2,000 merchant shipping vessels, WINS' portfolio of VSAT, L-band, Accounting Authority Services and international Maritime GSM service requires a crucial reliance upon SATCOM to support their business operations.
Now, SpeedCast has acquired Eutelsat's previously wholly-owned WINS Limited (“WINS”) and will incorporate that firm's broadband satellite communications and IT solutions for the maritime sector into their ever-increasing slate of product families. The combination of SpeedCast’s global service and operational network and WINS’ strong establishment in the European market will enable SpeedCast to rapidly grow their business in this dynamic market.
According to SpeedCast CEO, Pierre-Jean Beylier, this acquisition is a further affirmation of SpeedCast’s growth strategies and is a significant milestone for the firm, as WINS brings a strong local presence in Germany, a major maritime market, as well as expertise in the cruise industry in Europe, a fast growing user of satellite communications.
Tony Mejlaq, Chairman and CEO of WINS added that becoming part of the SpeedCast family enables his firm to join a group with real international connections, providing WINS with access to new markets.