Taiwanese multi-service operator Chunghwa Telecom has partnered with RR Media’s mobile satellite services (MSS) division, Station711, to offer a complete portfolio of mobile satellite services for both maritime and land customers. According to a press release, the combined solution being deployed by the pair provides a complementary management and built-in control toolset as well as a versatile value-added services (VAS) suite for operations, IT and crew welfare, together with a cost-efficient Inmarsat-based service. Post- or pre-paid communications services can be added, as needed, to serve the different functions on board ship or inside the organisation.
Commenting on the development, Ching-Tsung Chang, managing director of Satellite Business Department, International Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd, was cited as saying: ‘With RR Media, we’re able to provide tailored Virtual Network Operators (VNO) -like services, enabling local and international shipping companies and others to monitor, manage and control their entire fleet as well as empower their own users in the service chain. Moreover, we can offer a range of powerful value added services, such as remote log-in and a smart control box, integrated into the core system.’