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Thursday, 08 August 2019 09:58

OneWeb confirms Ku band spectrum rights

OneWeb has secured spectrum rights in the Ku- and Ka-band as a result of its satellites transmitting the designated frequencies in the correct orbit for more than 90 days. This has enabled OneWeb to meet the requirements to secure spectrum bands over which it has priority rights under International Telecommunication Union (ITU) rules and regulations.

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 11:34

Seafarer happiness has slipped, finds report

Seafarer happiness has slipped this quarter with the most unhappy seafarers being the ones that work onboard cruise ships and ferries, finds the latest Seafarers Happiness Index.

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The International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA) has chosen Iridium and Thales as its official communications partners to provide satcom connectivity for several high-profile yachting events through 2021 to support skippers competing in the IMOCA Globe Series World Championship.

Friday, 26 July 2019 08:05

Navarino launches GSM Connect

Navarino has launched a new GSM service for maritime, offering speeds of up to 100Mbps.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published its liner shipping connectivity index (LSCI) for 2019, showing countries that have improved or worsened their positions in maritime transport networks.

Eckerö Linjen has chosen Telenor Maritime to provide high-speed internet access onboard its vessel, Eckerö, which operates between Grisslehamn, Sweden and the Åland islands situated between Sweden and Finland.

OneWeb has partnered with maritime industry players including Cobham and Intellian to bring increased bandwidth connectivity to the shipping industry.

Digitalisation can offer vessel operators a competitive edge but maritime companies need to be aware of the potential risks and to put in place effective back-up and security systems to ensure they reap the benefits, says Nabil Ben Soussia, vice president – maritime, IEC Telecom Group.

A new era of vessel operations requires relationships that generate value from end to end, writes Tim Bailey, EVP of Product, Marketing and Business Development, Speedcast

Digitalisation is having a profound impact on how shipowners and managers run their business and what they want from their technology partners. Perhaps the most important factor in designing a digital strategy is developing a clear understanding of your business goals.

Carole Plessy, Head of OneWeb’s Maritime Product Development, argues that reliable, flexible connectivity is required to harmonise the fragmented maritime supply chain and help the industry to attract investment and comply with tough new regulations.

Delivering Return on Investment is the ultimate goal for any sector looking to realise its digital ambitions, but the logistical and financial challenges of deploying consistent connectivity across entire fleets has been a significant stumbling block for the shipping industry. The sector has already invested substantially in digital products and services that have not always delivered, so it’s no great surprise that some are hesitant to invest further.

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