NAVATECH AS and TECHfirm Canarias connecting the Fishing industry

Background and Challenge

As a long time partner, Navatech AS contacted TECHfirm Canarias (Maritime connectivity provider in Spain) to collaborate on an ALWAYS ON Internet connectivity solution for one of their clients (Norwegian fishing industry).

To ensure this 100ft fishing vessel will rely on an unbreakable Internet connectivity, both teams have been involved to design and commission a fully managed service.

Based on the most innovative VSAT technologies, Navatech engineers provided a Ku/Ka broadband service, while TECHfirm Canarias implemented a LTE solution and the router failover features.

The SDWAN solution provided allows the client to enjoy broadband services on board at an affordable price using LTE and VSAT seamlessly!


To minimize cable pulling onboard and to maximize LTE coverage at sea, the setup delivered was based on the following Peplink products & services:

  • Balance 20 router
  • Max BR1 IP67 LTE-A
  • Implementation of the VSAT / 4G failover feature for an ALWAYS ON solution
  • InControl 2 portal setup for monitoring purpose
  • Crew training