Ericsson and SpeedCast International have entered into a strategic agreement leveraging the capabilities of both the organisations to create a strong partnership in the global maritime sector.
Ericsson will expand its end-to-end service solutions for shipping, ports and terminal customers using SpeedCast's global network and satellite communication services to support customers worldwide.
Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, SpeedCast International said:"Becoming Ericsson's mobile connectivity supplier validates our competitive offering to the market and our relentless focus on quality of service. The seamless connectivity experience that we provide to Ericsson is crucial for their customers, and is available to vessels and shore operations regardless of their location. Ericsson's integration capabilities and end-to-end service offerings are unique in the sector and we are happy to explore new business models with them."
John Taxgaard, head of maritime, customer group industry and society, Ericsson, said: "SpeedCast provides us a flexible business model that fits our needs. The possibility of joining their connectivity platform and the resulting availability is a great fit for our managed services solutions. We are very pleased to have SpeedCast as our partner and we foresee huge benefits and successful implementations for both sides."