Marlink/Radio Holland strengthen partnership

Dec 08 2017

Marlink has acquired Radio Holland’s (RH) connectivity business.

As a result, RH will focus on its core business, providing NavCom, ICT and maintenance solutions to the shipping industry. 


A partnership agreement was signed to build on the synergies and expertise of the two technology companies and enables Marlink to further strengthen its global leadership in maritime VSAT.


In turn, RH will be the preferred global sales and service partner and offer Marlink’s satcom connectivity portfolio in combination with its maritime electronics solutions. Furthermore, RH and the Marlink Group, including Telemar, will intensify their existing co-operation in NavCom sales and servicing.


Going forward, Marlink will manage the connectivity contracts, as well as the 24/7 operations and support for RH customers through its network operations and customer support centres. RH customers will benefit from multi-band connectivity services, such as the maritime VSAT service Sealink.


“The agreement is a win-win for all parties involved. Together, we will provide our customers with best-fit and future-proof connectivity solutions,” said Erik Ceuppens, Marlink Group CEO. “Radio Holland’s customers will experience a seamless transition to Marlink’s network, where they will enjoy the best-in-class maritime VSAT service of the industry together with a rich solutions portfolio designed to support vessel operational efficiency, crew welfare, remote ICT management and security.”


“By strengthening our partnership with Marlink we can bring even more connectivity innovations to customers worldwide,” said RH’s Paul Smulders. “It is a logical addition to our strategy innovation focus of providing the shipping industry with remote monitoring and IT on board solutions, through our global service network. It’s all about better serving our customers with innovative solutions and applications that enable digital vessel operations and help shipowners lower the total cost of ownership.”


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