Maritime Satellite Communications

Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the new Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine Singapore (TCOMS) have agreed to work together in the joint development of technology and infrastructure for future marine and offshore systems, as well as in areas like digital and data innovation, and research on robotic autonomous systems in…
Lloyd’s Register (LR) reports that it has joined the MAXCMAS project, a GBP£1.27 million collaborative research project that aims to investigate, develop and implement real-time collision avoidance algorithms for autonomous maritime vessels.
Intelsat and Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) report that they have entered into a new expanded contract for the provision of global satcom connectivity services, including significant capacity on Intelsat’s latest EpicNG generation of satellites.
Ericsson has agreed two new maritime technology partnerships, announcing that it will work with both SpeedCast and Pole Star on separate projects to expand its offering for the shipping sector.
UK-based ION - International Ocean Networks, in partnership with North American satellite company Hunter Communications, has launched a new iDirect Evolution Ku-band maritime satellite network with coverage over the West, East and North coast of Canada, to provide VSAT connectivity for vessels transiting the Northwest Passage (NWP).
The Danish Maritime Authority has announced that it is launching a pre-study on autonomous ships together with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), to increase the country’s common knowledge base on the technology and to set a preliminary framework so that the development and use of unmanned ships can be…
Inmarsat and mobile operator Vodafone have announced a roaming agreement which will look to integrate technologies from the two companies to enable international satellite and cellular roaming connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Carnival Maritime, the marine service unit of Costa Group in Hamburg, has extended the remote monitoring services provided by its Fleet Operation Centre (FOC) to cover an additional 11 ships for P&O Cruises and the Cunard line.
Maritime satcom antenna manufacturer Intellian has begun an initial public offering of shares in the company on the KOSDAQ exchange in its home country of Korea, valuing the firm at $124 million.
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has installed XChange Media, Marlink’s at-sea television system, on 44 of its vessels to provide on-demand multi-lingual content for crew via their personal devices.
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