Thuraya has announced that it has been selected by Smart Communications, a Philippines-based wireless services provider, for the launch of its new crew calling service, Marino PhonePal.
Thuraya has unveiled a new edition of the SatSleeve, a device which allows seafarers to use their own iPhone on the Thuraya satellite network.
The Port of Cork has announced that it is rolling out a wireless network for visiting commercial vessels, as well as its own ships.
Simon Møkster Shipping has completed a ‘remote office’ project that has resulted in the company’s 23-strong fleet of offshore supply and specialist vessels becoming fully connected to the Microsoft Lync platform via its installed VSAT systems.
German developer bobz has launched a Crew Solution package for its shipznet near-shore communications system, which offers data rates of up to 20 mbps.
Marlink has announced that CMA CGM has chosen its standardised Ku-band VSAT service WaveCall for more than 35 container vessels, including the 16,000 TEU Marco Polo and its sister ships.
Navarino has announced that it has won two new Greek customers, Goldenport and Athenian Sea Carriers, which both have signed up for FleetBroadband plans of 6GB per ship with the Infinity bandwidth management and optimisation solution.
SMSGlobal has announced that 3,000 vessels are now equipped with its CrewCommCenter system.
From the autumn, BBC World News bulletins will be available on board commercial vessels via Telemar Scandinavia and NSSLGlobal, the three companies have announced.
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