The Asian maritime market is ready to embrace the increased capacity and greater data use enabled by maritime VSAT.
- Marlink commissioned a survey that indicated Asian shipowners believe that broadband communications and VSAT can deliver a competitive edge to their business operations.
- Electronic chart updates and remote equipment monitoring is driving higher bandwidth requirements on Asian owned fleets, according to the survey.
- Different regions showed different attitudes to crew connectivity in terms of retaining crew. Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan based ship operators consider connectivity to be highly important for crew retention.