Maritime Satellite Communications

Norwegian shipboard mobile phone services provider Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) reports that it has agreed a new telecommunications contract with Norwegian Cruise Line, covering the entire existing fleet as well as two newbuilds.
Singapore-based Thome Ship Management is to implement Inmarsat's FleetBroadband system on its ships following a deal with AND Group, which also includes delivery of AND's IPSignature2 communications software.
Thrane & Thrane has reported that it has received an unsolicited approach to acquire the company, which it will now take under review.
Telemar reports that it is to launch a new communications package called SeaMore, in conjunction with Vizada.
Hughes Network Systems has announced the planned release of HX System 4.0, which will introduce a range of technology enhancements to its HX product family for mobile satellite networks.
Comtech EF Data Corporation reports that it has completed interoperability testing with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation’s MVA100 Maritime VSAT stabilised antenna system and the ROSS Open Antenna Management (ROAM) protocol.
Vobal Technologies has announced the launch of its 'On-Net' telephony service, which it says will allow commercial ship owners or operators to replace traditional satellite calls with unlimited VoIP or GSM calling for a flat monthly fee.
Korean telecoms provider SK Telecom has begun offering mobile phone roaming services for passenger ships, according to reports in the Korea Herald.
The recently acquired GE Satcom has announced that the company has formally changed its name to Signalhorn.
ORBIT Communication Systems and Milano Teleport report that they have received new orders for their VSAT solution combining ORBIT's OrBand C-band VSAT system and Milano Teleport's C-Band satellite capacity and value added services.
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