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.
Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it is to build 900 microsatellites for satellite broadband start-up OneWeb, planned for launch into low Earth orbit beginning in 2018 to deliver global internet access.
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