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Intellian has launched a new Ku-Band PLL LNB module, which the company says can be used in all regions and across all satellite frequencies as the world’s first Ku-band LNB module capable of receiving a full range of operating frequencies from any VSAT satellite.

ABS Nautical Systems reports that it has signed two new contracts in Greece, with Millenia Maritime Inc. and TMS Tankers Ltd.

Thuraya has launched a dual mode handheld phone that features both GSM and satellite capabilities.

Canadian company Global Spatial Technology Solutions Inc. (GSTS) has agreed a deal with sateillite-AIS provider exactEarth to use its global vessel traffic monitoring system.

On-air tests are being conducted from the former Loran Support Unit site in New Jersey, as a result of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the US Coast Guard and UrsaNav, which could lead to the system being offered as a potential back-up to the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Globalstar has entered into an amendment to its COFACE credit facility agreement, which has extended the initial principal repayment date on its debt beyond 2012.

Norwegian shipboard mobile phone services provider Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) reports that it has agreed a new telecommunications contract with Norwegian Cruise Line, covering the entire existing fleet as well as two newbuilds.

Singapore-based Thome Ship Management is to implement Inmarsat's FleetBroadband system on its ships following a deal with AND Group, which also includes delivery of AND's IPSignature2 communications software.

Thrane & Thrane has reported that it has received an unsolicited approach to acquire the company, which it will now take under review.

E-navigation company NAVTOR has announced the launch of its ‘Pay As You Sail’ NAVTOR ENC Service, which has received approval from DNV.

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