Chartco has awarded BT a managed broadcast and network services contract. This covers provision of space segment over all four Inmarsat ocean regions, as well as links to the Land Earth Stations (LES) at Goonhilly in the UK and Auckland in New Zealand. BT will act as prime contractor with LES operator Stratos as the space segment provider.
This contract provides the basis for extending existing services such as our ChartManager chart correction and MetManager weather services, as well as providing additional capacity for the new oceanXpress electronic chart services when we are ready to begin this. say ChartCo Executive Manager, Steve Mariner.
BT has been our prime contractor for the last five years and this new contract reflects the excellent relationship which we have developed together.
Stephen Brookman, General Manager of Commercial and International Solutions, BT Global Services, adds
We are pleased that ChartCo have selected us to continue to provide what we know are important safety related services. Their broadcast service offers a very effective system for bulk data delivery. Reliability is crucial and we have built up a significant track record with them in delivering data direct to ships at sea wherever they are in the world.