Marlink’s enduring partnership with Mahd Satellite has been further cemented with the installation of a new Terralink Hub and RF uplink station at its headquarters in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman. The flexibility of this fully-managed network operator service from Marlink enables Mahd Satellite to offer a comprehensive range of VSAT communications capabilities for its customers while controlling the infrastructure to function within the country’s regulatory framework.
Marlink’s managed Terralink Hub service supplies a complete end-to-end VSAT connectivity solution which features 24/7 Level 2 monitoring and control plus full marketing and engineering support, with value-added IP services including internet backbone access, routing, firewalling and a customer portal.
For Mahd Satellite, the breadth and adaptability of the Terralink Hub’s managed service translates into a highly efficient and cost-effective means of meeting network capacity requirements and providing internet access for end-users to access diverse applications from business-critical email and video streaming to web browsing and support of internet apps. The service is specially adapted to sectors including defence, oil and gas, security, telecoms and IT, construction and utilities.
“The installation of our versatile Terralink Hub on Mahd Satellite’s premises in Oman signifies a very promising development in the continuing alliance between our two companies,” says Kevin Thorley, Head of Sales Middle East, Marlink. “Not only is it an affirmation of the satisfaction which our connectivity services have already delivered, complying to a set of extremely specific parameters, but it also accentuates our commitment to facilitating business development for our partners in the Middle East.
“By providing Mahd Satellite with the ability to manage its own infrastructure, we have been instrumental in repositioning the company as a satellite operator, as opposed to a reseller, and we look forward to expediting many more partnerships in the future with a group that genuinely epitomises the ‘Marlink Entrepreneur spirit’.”
“Mahd Satellite has always operated on the principle that business momentum and long-term success can be best achieved through partnerships with industry-leading global concerns,” adds a Mahd Satellite spokesman, “and Marlink is in a field of its own when it comes to great value, end-to-end managed connectivity and IT solutions, reinforced by full service support plans. We’re pleased to have Marlink’s expertise to draw upon as we continue to make headway in Omani market sectors requiring VSAT services.”