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Eutelsat Group and OmniAccess announce collaboration with motorsport’s Extreme E for connectivity on board its supply ship St. Helena
LONDON, UK – 31 JANUARY 2023 – Eutelsat Group, the only GEO-LEO operator in satellite communications has announced an agreement between Eutelsat OneWeb and breakthrough live action motorsport Extreme E to connect the St. Helena. This is a 6,767 gross ton ship which acts as transport facility and floating VIP hospitality club for Extreme E.
The ship is used to transport the motor racing teams innovative Odyssey cars and all ancillary cargo. The ship is one of the first to have installed Kymeta Peregrine maritime user terminals and the installation, integration and support of the connectivity services are being managed and supported by OmniAccess.
Eutelsat OneWeb’s consistent high-speed, low latency connectivity will deliver significantly increased reliability and data-rates of up to 200 Mbps, enhancing life onboard for Extreme E’s race crew, support teams and onboard scientists.
Ali Russell, CEO, Extreme E said: “With this collaboration we are literally accelerating towards a connected future for everyone. Beyond being a unique sporting spectacle, Extreme E is also a sport with a profound purpose, committed to making a positive impact on the planet and driving change for a sustainable future. We operate in the remotest areas of the world and know the value of high-speed connectivity and that’s why we are so excited to be increasing our collaboration with Eutelsat OneWeb and its ecosystem.”
Carole Plessy, VP Maritime and Europe at Eutelsat OneWeb, said, “We are thrilled that Eutelsat OneWeb together with its partners OmniAccess and Kymeta have connected the St. Helena to the internet, enabling communications from ship to shore no matter where she sails. Together with our partners Kymeta and OmniAccess, we are demonstrating the fully serviced ecosystem of specialist connectivity now readily available to the maritime industry.”
Carlos Carbajal, CEO, OmniAccess, said, “We are delighted to be part of this ground-breaking collaboration with Eutelsat OneWeb, working together to deliver cutting-edge connectivity solutions for the St. Helena, a pivotal component of Extreme E’s motorsport and sustainability operations. As we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in maritime communications technology, OmniAccess remains committed to providing innovative solutions that cater to the evolving needs of our clients.”
At OmniAccess, innovation is in our DNA as we have transformed from a small IT support team for yachts in Palma de Mallorca to the leading provider for Cybersecurity, Maritime Connectivity, and Onboard Network Solutions for Superyachts, Boutique Cruise, Research Vessels and Remotely Operated Vessels.
Always adapting to the evolving needs of our clients, we ensure an unparalleled internet experience for crew and guests onboard your vessel. Our solutions prioritize user experience and safeguard sensitive data. Our UNITY platform, born from this vision, represents our promise to revolutionize technological advancement and become your trusted communications technology partner.
Today, we continue to push boundaries and deliver innovative solutions that truly add value to every aspect of the maritime experience.
About Eutelsat Group
Eutelsat Group is a global leader in satellite communications, delivering connectivity and broadcast services worldwide. The Group was formed through the combination of the Company and OneWeb in 2023, becoming the first fully integrated GEO-LEO satellite operator with a fleet of 36 Geostationary satellites and a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation of more than 600 satellites. The Group addresses the needs of customers in four key verticals of Video, where it distributes more than 6,500 television channels, and the high-growth connectivity markets of Mobile Connectivity, Fixed Connectivity, and Government Services. Eutelsat Group’s unique suite of in-orbit assets enables it to deliver integrated solutions to meet the needs of global customers. The Company is headquartered in Paris and the Eutelsat Group employs more than 1,700 people across more than 50 countries. The Group is committed to delivering safe, resilient, and environmentally sustainable connectivity to help bridge the digital divide. The Company is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL) and the London Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL)
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