Athens (Greece), October 6, 2022 – AXESS Networks Maritime, a global leader of satellite-based maritime communications solutions, announced today a strategic partnership agreement with Viasat, a global communications company that provides high-capacity satellite broadband services and secure networking systems.
Viasat delivers enhanced satellite connectivity solutions to various mobility markets through its integrated platform of Ka-band satellites and ground infrastructure. For maritime customers that expect and need high-performing internet at sea, Viasat brings powerful offshore internet service within a specific maritime plan. Viasat is readying to launch its next generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3, which will deliver additional broadband capacity to maritime customers. Broadband capacity is critical to ensure consistent, high-quality connectivity. Viasat’s customers include superyachts and ferry operators around the world that expect an unrivaled and cost-efficient connectivity experience at sea.
To grow its maritime operations globally, Viasat has entered a strategic partnership with AXESS Networks Maritime – in fact, it is one of Viasat’s first key partnerships.
AXESS Maritime’s role in the strategic partnership will be to expand the reach of Viasat’s maritime operations globally by delivering wide ranging solutions and services. AXESS Maritime offers strong regional and global networks and provides the complete cycle from network design, installation and implementation to vessel monitoring and 24/7 global NOC support. Each project implementation is fully flexible and tailored to the specific operational requirements.
Athina Vezyri, President of AXESS Maritime sees the strategic partnership as a win-win situation. “We are proud of being chosen as a key partner for maritime services by Viasat. With its innovative satellite technology, Viasat plays a major role in our industry. We are looking forward to partnering with Viasat and will support their operations with our full expertise.”
“Staying connected shouldn’t stop when at sea,” says Eric Verheylewegen, VP, Maritime Sales at Viasat. “To expand our services in the maritime sector, we were searching for a strategic partner who deeply understands our customers’ increasing needs for scalable and flexible connectivity solutions. We found the ideal partner in AXESS Maritime, and we are glad to shape the future with them.”
The multi-year agreement came into effect in September 2022.
About AXESS Networks
AXESS Networks is a global leader in satellite telecommunications solutions. It provides turnkey solutions tailored to the individual requirements of its customers. AXESS Networks was founded in 2019 from two well-established companies in Europe and Latin America. It operates and owns its teleports in Germany, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. AXESS Networks offers an exceptional quality of service to its customers wherever and whenever they need it. In 2021, AXESS was the Independent Teleport of the Year according to the WTA (World Teleport Association). Today, AXESS Networks has a team of more than 200 employees, operating around 8,000 sites in more than 50 countries on four continents. www.axessnet.com
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are — on the ground, in the air or at sea. www.viasat.com