Posted on July 6, 2017

Does the burgeoning demand for bandwidth on board guarantee exponentially increasing prices or will satellite communications providers be able to manage the cost for owners?

Superyacht owners want a level of connectivity on board that allows them to do what they do at home or in the office. They need to be able to communicate with business colleagues, ensure that their family and guests can access the Internet easily on board, streaming media on Netflix or Apple TV and video-conferencing. This, together with navigation, crew and management needs, and the use of cloud-based services, places a great strain on bandwidth, meaning that superyachts will generally be on highend satcomms services…