Maritime Satellite Communications

Cyprus-based Satlink Satellite Communications, a member of the Tototheo Group, has entered into a new agreement with Inmarsat to integrate Fleet Xpress into its existing service portfolio, and has committed to bringing more than 1,500 vessels onto the Fleet Xpress service over a five-year period.
NSSLGlobal has upgraded its VSAT network with the activation of a new beam which will extend Ku-band coverage across the entire South Indian Ocean.
Intelsat has announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 32e EpicNG high throughput satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from French Guiana, with signal acquisition now confirmed.
Hyproc Shipping Company has completed the installation of the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Ka-band service on board its LNG and LPG tanker vessel Tessala, with the installation and commissioning carried out by Fleet Xpress value added reseller Singtel.
Global Eagle Entertainment reports that it has expanded its portfolio of live programming delivered by satellite to cruise ships with the addition of new channels for crew members from India and the Philippines.
Korean maritime satcom antenna manufacturer KNS has introduced a new Cellular IP Modem (CIM), that can allow operators to monitor and control multiple antenna systems using just a single PC, by utilising GSM signals to connect to the equipment on board.
Turkish shipping and container company, Arkas Line (part of Arkas Holding), has agreed a deal with Orange Business Services to implement a hybrid comms network, including Orange’s communications management platform Maritime Connect and associated security services.
Teekay has extended its VSAT contract with Marlink covering its entire shuttle tanker fleet, with the communications systems set to receive an upgrade following this new deal.
Satcom Global has agreed a partnership deal with satellite operator SES, which will see SES capacity form a key part of Satcom Global’s new Ku-band VSAT service, Aura.
Dualog has launched a new ‘Innovation Garage’ division that aims to drive innovation in maritime software and IT systems, inspired by Silicon Valley garage start-up stories of allowing developers an opportunity to pursue radical or unusual products while working alongside Dualog’s existing research and development teams.
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