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COVID-19: How we adapted and diversified our Business ! (Maritime Connectivity services)

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Founded in 2017 by Telecom experts, TECHfirm Canarias is a Maritime Connectivity Services provider, based in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, SPAIN. Member of the GVF association since 2020, TECHfirm Canarias has been able to reinforce strategic partnerships with first class actors to deliver VSAT, 4G, TVRO and digital services to the Maritime industry  in the Canary Islands, Spain and West Africa.

In this article, we would like to showcase some of our 2021 projects where we demonstrated our ability to address the Fishing, Passengers, Cruising and Oil&Gas verticals, making our company the leading Maritime Connectivity Provider in the Canary Islands!

Connectivity services for a 40m Fishing Boat

Our partner NAVATECH AS called us to design an ALWAYS ON Internet link for their client. As Peplink Maritime partners, we were happy to support them implementing the perfect SDWAN solution mixing coastal 4G and VSAT failover. More details on this Internet solution for fishing boat.

 

Passengers – Ferry 

In the Canary Islands, ferries are one of the best options to move from an island to another. Satellite connectivity is used during the trip to keep the passengers connected. One of our partners called us for a v100 Ku troubleshooting (Intellian) onboard the Bencomo Express (Fred Olsen ferries). It was a great opportunity to demonstrate our technical skills and have the issue fixed during a short stopover in Agaete, Gran Canaria.

Supporting the Cruising market reactivation

After seeing the cruise ships idle at anchorage for months, we had the opportunity to attend the Mein Schiff Herz (TUI Cruises) for a v240M troubleshooting (Intellian) and the Greg Mortimer (Aurora Expeditions) to build and install a Seatel 9711 IMA onboard. Once again, our skills have been well appreciated by our partners! 

Oil&Gas TVRO services

We recently worked on the BlackRhino drillship in Las Palmas. Diamond Offshore called us to have the Seatel 9497 TVRO antenna upgraded for the coming drilling campaign in Sangeomar field, Senegal. Job done and more things to come onboard that lady !  

 

TECHfirm Canarias is a service company that offers critical communication solutions and applications to the oil and gas Industry in the Canary Islands and West Africa. The ambition of TECHfirm Canarias is to provide the industry with safe, reliable and cutting-edge communication technologies in a cost-effective way. TECHfirm Canarias is supported by TECHfirm, a Swiss…

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