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The percentage of savings achieved cess satellite communications when theless, says Wahid, “We are unique is determined by several factors. First, needed and limits the ongoing charge and we believe superior. Our software this might depend on the amount of to an access fee. If there is no activity is much more comprehensive because time the vessel is spending on cellu- on the satellite side, there is no addi- it automatically addresses many more lar coverage in inland waterways and tional charge but, the ability and con- circumstances than the competition coastal areas, as compared to the time tingency of ‘sailing over’ to satellite, if as it selects the best choice of low cost spent on open oceans without cellular nothing else is available, is there.” and stable communications.” service. A second factor involves how Beyond this, he adds, the customer With Agile, customers can buy on much a customer is currently paying does not have to do anything with the a menu basis. For example, a user for satellite service. A third factor is equipment for this to occur, because might choose to only buy the hard- the amount of communications they it is automatic. ware that goes on the ship or they choose to allow from ship to shore on can choose to buy the hardware plus satellite vs. when they are in coastal or AGILE … AND FLEXIBLE the fusion server virtual SIM service inland water areas. Depending on the While this isn’t Agile’s

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