A key aspect of Tampnet’s 4G infrastructure service for offshore communication is low latency
Marlink and the high capacity offshore communications provider Tampnet have signed a partner agreement for the delivery of offshore LTE (Long Term Evolution) based services in the North Sea. The agreement forms the foundation for Marlink to integrate cutting-edge, low-latency 4G services into its established VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) and MSS (Mobile Satellite Services) portfolio, which today is used by Marlink equipped offshore support vessels for operational and crew communication in the North Sea. By adding 4G services to the connectivity portfolio, Marlink can better serve vessels in the North Sea by providing them the best available connectivity at any time regardless of where they sail.
A key aspect of Tampnet’s 4G infrastructure service for offshore communication is low latency, with Round Trip Delay between offshore vessels and client corporate offices expected to be no more than 25-35ms, depending on where they are located. This supports a high-quality user experience for diverse applications where lower latency can improve performance, such as video calling or machine-to-machine communication on critical, specialist operations. By adding 4G as another carrier to the Marlink connectivity portfolio, offshore customers can benefit from much higher throughput compared to other carriers in remote locations.