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Marlink selected to upgrade and operate global Swiss embassy data network

(31 October 2018 - Marlink) The Swiss Federal Office for IT, Systems & Telecommunication (FOITT) has awarded satellite connectivity provider Marlink the contract to participate in the renewal of its technical infrastructure for global data communication and deliver on-going operation of services.

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Marlink’s secure multi-band global network will interconnect Swiss embassy sites overseas (courtesy: Marlink)

Marlink’s secure multi-band global network will interconnect Swiss embassy sites overseas via a satellite-based managed service solution, improving the data communication infrastructure and providing best-in-class performance, resilience, security and quality of service.

The starting point for the FOITT infrastructure upgrade is the migration of the existing VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) installations at the embassy sites, resulting in delivery of a highly secure and cost effective technical infrastructure, with a minimum impact on existing services and users during the working period.

The contract also includes provision of Carrier Class Global Layer IP VPN services via satellite-based connections, using Marlink’s state-of-the-art VSAT service as the foundation. Marlink provides high flexibility, ensuring that sufficient bandwidth will be available at embassy sites in the network to ensure high availability of all data communication.

Marlink will deploy Newtec Dialog technology as part of the new infrastructure, contributing to a scalable and future-proof connectivity platform that will support the on-going evolution of the FOITT operations, by accommodating new technical and functional needs within the network as and when required.

“The Swiss federal administration’s confidence in our technology, satellite services and operational support confirms Marlink’s ability to provide reliable and secure solutions that meet governmental business and critical communications needs today and for the future, on a global basis,” said Olivier Gommes, Director Technology & Innovation - Enterprise, Marlink.

About the Marlink Group

The Marlink Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end managed connectivity and IT solutions. The group which includes Marlink, Telemar, Palantir, Livewire Connections and OmniAccess, provides maritime and enterprise customers with an integrated offering of reliable broadband communications and IT, digital solutions, bridge electronics, and flexible service and maintenance.

The Marlink Group’s unrivalled portfolio of multi-band communication solutions covering Ku-, Ka-, C- and L-band services is augmented with mobile and terrestrial links and an industry-unique range of digital solutions. With more than 1000 employees worldwide, the Group serves enterprise and maritime customers globally, including: Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing, as well as Mining, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Humanitarian & NGO, Media & Events.

The Marlink Group delivers solutions with unrivalled service and support through an enhanced global footprint, including a network of sales and service locations ensuring customer proximity. Our 24/7 service desk, local presence on all continents and a network of 1250 service points staffed with highly qualified service engineers support our customers globally to operate their business in an ever smarter, safer and more profitable way.

More than 70 years’ experience, combined with our strong satellite network and hardware manufacturer partnerships, enables Marlink to bring the power of smart connectivity solutions to customers worldwide, helping them to digitalise their remote business operations wherever they are.

The Group is led by Erik Ceuppens as CEO.