Maritime Satellite Communications

Radio Holland has celebrated its 100th anniversary in the maritime industry, with an event on board of the historical ship SS Rotterdam attended by the city mayor, in the port of Rotterdam where the company has its headquarters.
Intellian Technologies reports that it’s FB250R and FB500R FleetBroadband terminals have received final approval from Inmarsat for use with the Fleet Xpress (FX) service and all associated Network Service Devices (NSD).
Cobham SATCOM and SpeedCast have announced a global framework agreement for the provision of maritime stabilised satcom antennas, which will run for three years.
Iridium has announced the date for the first launch of its next-generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, with the latest satellites to be sent into orbit on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on December 16, 2016.
DNV GL has published a new Recommended Practice (RP) document on ‘Cyber Security Resilience Management’, which it says should help shipping companies identify and address potential cyber hazards.
LeoSat Enterprises, which is in the process of developing a new constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has entered into a strategic agreement with the Globalsat Group, an American satellite services provider, to market the forthcoming HTS data network across various markets.
MTM Ship Management (MTMSM), an operator of product and chemical tankers, bulk carriers and container ships, has extended its VSAT contract with NSSLGlobal to almost double the number of vessels using its IP@SEA service.
SpeedCast has launched its new SIGMA Net device for network management on shipping vessels and at other remote sites, designed specifically to operate over VSAT and MSS.
The Zeaborn Group has agreed a deal with Pronautas to supply a complete IT and communications system to all of the vessels in its fleet, including Sealink VSAT connectivity and the XChange platform from Marlink, dual ECDIS, and Pronautas’ ship-board virtualised client server system.
Satcom Global has launched its new Aura Ku-band VSAT service, to be offered on a global basis via a range of customisable packages.
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