OneWeb, the satellite company aiming to build a global network of hundreds of satellites providing global internet access, has created a new joint venture with Airbus Defence and Space called OneWeb Satellites.
Airbus Defence and Space has introduced a new online satcom management tool called Portal360, which can be used by both its maritime service provider partners as well as end users.
Marlink has signed a deal to continue as the Global Sponsor of the Digital Ship conference and exhibition series in 2016, for a third year running.
Inmarsat has agreed a deal with Airbus Defence and Space to build the first two satellites for Inmarsat’s sixth-generation fleet, which will provide the next generation of L-band services after FleetBroadband while also including a Ka-band payload.
Airbus Group has announced that it has signed an agreement with French private equity firm, Apax Partners, for the sale of 100 per cent of its commercial satellite communication business, including direct sales arm Marlink and all reseller contracts.
Egypt headquartered Maridive Group is to migrate 24 of its Offshore Support Vessels from Marlink’s entry level VSAT service package to its WaveCall Plus service, as well as equipping one additional new build vessel with the communications system.
Rickmers Group is to implement a new VSAT service from Marlink for its fleet of 90+ vessels, including container ships, bulk carriers and heavy lift vessels, the companies have announced.
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has managed to complete the roll-out of VSAT services to its entire fleet of 26 tankers in just three months, with the final vessel, Mutriba, completed and fully online by mid-June 2015.
Dubai-based geophysical services company Polarcus has extended its global C-band VSAT contract with Marlink for a further three years.
Global satellite broadband start-up OneWeb has announced that it has raised $500 million in funding from a group of international companies, including Intelsat, Coca-Cola and previously announced partner Airbus.
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