Korean telecoms company KT has announced the launch of an extended GSM LTE network that can extend 200km from shore, in comparison with the 50km coverage more common today, which it intends to use to power a new range of maritime safety equipment connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).
SpeedCast and Korean satellite service provide KTsat report that they have been awarded a new contract to provide global Ku-band maritime communications services to up to 150 vessels, though the shipping companies in question have not been named.
SK Telecom has announced plans to launch what it says is the world’s first pilot LTE-M (LTE for Maritime Wireless Communications) network, as part of a research and development project led by the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF).
Transas has agreed two new contracts to supply ECDIS systems to shipping companies in Korea, with Dong-A Tanker and Woolim Shipping set to implement the company’s equipment on their vessels.
The Korean Register (KR) has opened what it claims to be the world’s first green-ship equipment test certification centre in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, Korea.
SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, is being joined by a number of academic institutions to form a consortium dedicated to developing the country’s first underwater communications network.
Classification society Korean Register has released the latest version of its KR-CON software, enabling users to add their own notes, memos and bookmarks to IMO codes and conventions.
Intellian reports that it has opened a second R&D centre in Korea’s Panygo Techno Valley near Seoul, as well as relocated its administrative office from Gangnam.
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