OneWeb has announced plans to deliver 375 Gbps of capacity above the 60th parallel North, bringing high-speed, low-latency internet service to the Arctic.
Inmarsat is introducing two new satellite payloads to provide broadband in the Arctic region for the first time. The Global Xpress payloads are being developed in partnership with Space Norway, and its subsidiary Space Norway HEOSAT.
Fleetrange and KNL Networks have launched a new Arctic situational awareness system that combines Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and 3G/HF hybrid telecommunications technology to provide ships with data on weather, ice conditions, and ship tracking, as well as offering access to e-mail.
A new three-year EU-funded research project named SEDNA has been launched to improve safety and efficiency in Arctic ship operations, through the development of a risk-based approach to navigation, ship design and maritime operations in the polar region.
The European project Efficiensea2 has joined forces with Royal Arctic Line to complete the first-ever test of how space weather in the Arctic region influences the full range of a vessel’s communication channels.
Marlink has extended its VSAT network with the addition of new Ku-band capacity covering the Northeast Passage region, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans North of Russia.
A new partnership has been agreed between Nord University, Bodin and Lofoten Maritime Vocational Schools and the Nordland county administration in Norway, forming the new ‘Maritime Campus North’ with the aim of strengthening education, training and research in Arctic maritime safety and security.
Crystal Cruises is to deploy Rutter’s sigma S6 Small Target Surveillance (STS) and Ice Navigator systems for the planned Arctic summer 2016 cruise of the Crystal Serenity, the world’s first luxury cruise liner voyage from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean via the Canadian Northwest Passage.
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