Is Your Superyacht Up to Speed?

Is your superyacht up to speed?

We’re not talking about engine speed, but internet speed. Just because you’re at sea, doesn’t mean that you have to be subjected to painful delays in connectivity or limited internet access. As digital technologies advance and market leaders adapt to growing consumer demand, yacht owners can now choose from an array of communication solutions to keep them connected whilst out at sea.

Cruise-IP from NSSL, for example, offers a VSAT broadband service which uses the latest Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) technology to provide on-demand data and voice services from the Caribbean, US Coast, North Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Economy, Standard and Premium service options create packages for different budgets and voice over IP is also available with up to 8 dedicated voice channels.

Does it really work? It’s already proven, with more than 100 of the world’s top superyachts as clients already using their services.

Iridium and Inmarsat now offer advanced connectivity and there are new products on the market that give yacht owners cost-effective high speed internet where ever they are in the world.4G, short for fourth generation, is the fourth generation of mobile telecommunications technology, succeeding 3G and preceding 5G. A 4G system, in addition to the usual voice and other services of 3G, provides mobile broadband internet access, for example to laptops with wireless modems, to smartphones, and to other mobile devices. Potential and current applications include amended mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming services, high-definition mobile TV, video conferencing, 3D television, and cloud computing.

For the typical user, download speeds of initial 4G networks could be around 5-7 times those for existing 3G networks.

How much data will I use?

This means a music album taking 20 minutes to download on a 3G phone and just over 3 minutes on 4G. This is based on existing 3G speeds being 1Mbit/s on average and 4G speed being 6Mbit/s (average of 5 and 7 times faster).

Unsure of which communications package would be most suitable for your needs on board? We know it’s a minefield out there with so many telecommunications providers to choose from. Outsource the hassle and save money at the same time by instructing Airship Comms to find you the very best communications packages available. Contact us for a free quotation today.