Telenor Satellite Services
announced that it has formed a new company
, Marlink, to provide a wide range of mobile satellite communication services, mainly for customers in the maritime sector.
Marlink will act as a 'multi-supplier' of mobile satellite airtime providing communication services from a number of suppliers, including but not limited to Telenor. Marlink will also provide traffic accounting services, hardware and value-added services.
"Marlink will be able to provide customers with flexible communication package solutions matching their specific needs and choices in this rapidly changing market. By operating under its own brand name, Marlink will have a stronger position in the market," said Tore Hilde, General Manager of Telenor Satellite Services
"In launching the new company, our focus is on increasing the portfolio of services available to our customers, as well as on becoming the interface between the maritime industry and the mobile satellite services industry
," said Søren Einshøj, Managing Director of Marlink.