Maritime Satellite Communications

Korean VSAT antenna manufacturer KNS has announced a strategic partnership with LinkScape, to jointly offer a product called UltraVSAT.
Princess Cruises has extended its use of Maritime Communications Partner's (MCP) wireless communications service, adding the systems to the new vessel Royal Princess and her sister ship being built at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
Imtech Marine reports that it has signed global distribution and service agreements for VSAT satellite communication and satellite TV (TVRO) products with antenna manufacturers Intellian, Jotron and Thrane & Thrane.
Hurtigruten, Norway's coastal shipping service and cruise line, has deployed a new mobile network based on the Aruba Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture from Aruba Networks, to deliver Wi-Fi and internet services to employees and passengers.
V.Ships, the world's largest independent ship manager serving a fleet of over 1,000 vessels, has selected the mini-VSAT Broadband service from KVH as its preferred satellite communications solution.
Consulting firm Euroconsult has forecast that the number of satellite communications terminals in the global maritime market will nearly double over the next decade, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 per cent over the 10-year period.
Navarino has launched a new Voice over IP service that has been specifically developed for vessels using its INFINITY communications management system.
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.
Thuraya has launched a dual mode handheld phone that features both GSM and satellite capabilities.
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.
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