Challenges of Maritime Connectivity at Dawn of a New Satcom Era

MSUA l May 22, 2020

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[Excerpt] The Covid-19 crisis has forced billions of citizens throughout the globe to experience a lockdown situation. This has highlighted our constant need to be connected. This need for broadband links is not only for leisure or welfare purposes but also to maintain a business continuity. It has proven to be true at sea as it is on the ground.

The current Covid-19 outbreak being rather recent and, most importantly, not yet over in many countries at the time we are writing this article, the overall extent of the impacts on the industry are still difficult to assess. Nevertheless, we can highlight some immediate consequences.