Maritime Satellite Communications

KVH reports that it has expanded its customer base on the IP-MobileCast content delivery service with a number of new shipping companies signing up in recent months.
Thuraya has joined the LoRa Alliance, an organisation aiming to standardise Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) across the world for use in Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.
Marlink has signed an agreement for capacity on Intelsat’s upcoming Horizons 3e satellite, an Epic-series High Throughput Satellite (HTS) to be launched in the second half of 2018 to cover Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
A new report from analysts Euroconsult has claimed that the value of the maritime satellite communications market has reached almost $1 billion in annual revenue at the satellite operator level, and is closing in on $2 billion in annual revenue at the service provider level.
Thuraya has added to its satellite phone range with the launch of a new dual mode, dual SIM phone, the XT-PRO DUAL.
Globalstar is launching a new STINGR system, integrating the company’s STX3 simplex satellite transmitter with a GPS receiver and a dual band antenna, to create a unit for use in Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions for remote sensing, tracking and monitoring of assets like ships and containers.
Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have announced a strategic partnership focusing on the design, testing and validation of first generation remote and autonomous ships, with the eventual aim of making such vessels a commercial reality.
Satcom technology company Newtec has entered into a strategic partnership with the 54th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC54), with the aim of strengthening its position in China and across Asia.
KVH reports that it is introducing NEWSlink Live, a new digital content service for crews to allow them to receive a wider range of news, sports and entertainment content on their personal devices.
SAIT Communications has now officially changed its name to SpeedCast, formalising the integration of the company following its acquisition last year.
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