France: IEC Telecom becomes Starlink reseller
January 12, 2023
By Chris Forrester
French satellite services company IEC Telecom has been appointed a reseller for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband system.
IEC Telecom has announced a new service portfolio with Starlink capacity for satcom users from home office workers to international enterprises and maritime businesses. IEC already supplies clients with sat-phones, Thales maritime products and has been in business some 25 years and has regional offices in Denmark, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey and the UAE.
“Covid-19 and the political turbulence of 2022 shed light on the importance of having uninterrupted connectivity, not only as means of business continuity but also in relation to safety and in-time response to unforeseen circumstances,” said Erwan Emilian, CEO of IEC Telecom Group. “Our new service portfolio, powered by Starlink, will offer a comprehensive solution for remote operations on land and at sea.”
A company statement from IEC said: “Easy-to-deploy new land solutions by Starlink are designed to offer maximum flexibility for mobile units and fixed deployments. Through OneGate by IEC Telecom, HQ remains in control of its remote units, enabled by an advanced network management toolkit. Customised solutions have been developed for humanitarian missions, energy/mining/utility enterprises, transportation companies and more. The new maritime solutions offer the same advantages plus a range of IEC Telecom services specific to offshore use. Compact and easy to set up, the Starlink kits, are suitable for all vessel types, including yachting, commercial shipping, ferries, and cruise ships.”