Furuno Broadband Service Center (FBS) was established in Denmark in 2009 with the vision to spread broadband network infrastructure amongst the worlds ocean-going fleet. The core missions of FBS are: To provide satellite communication services, to provide technical support, and to handle airtime billing and settlement for the customers in EMEA countries and North America. FBS will handle satellite communication services including Ku-band VSAT, and a wide range of Inmarsat services, including FleetBroadband. While FURUNO national distributors continue to act as the points of contact, FBS will provide expert support to the FURUNO national distributors in order to deliver the best-suited airtime solutions at all times. For the regions outside the sphere of business operation of FBS, FURUNO Japan will be in charge of handling satellite airtime in close cooperation with the FURUNO national distributors.