Intellian has received type approval from Inmarsat for its new FB250 and Fleet One L-band terminals. This news makes it one of the first to market with user terminals for operation on Inmarsat’s L-band network, ELERA.
Inmarsat Maritime Ventures, a subsidiary of Inmarsat, has signed an agreement with SRH Connect (SRH) for SRH to acquire Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband customer base in Greece and Cyprus.
Speedcast has confirmed an agreement with Inmarsat to sell its primary Fleet Xpress, FleetBroadband and Fleet One service contracts to Inmarsat.
Inmarsat has equipped four Paraná River push boats operated by Impala Paraguay with Fleet Xpress connectivity, in a breakthrough for maritime broadband inland along one of South America’s longest waterways.
Global tug operator KOTUG International has completed a trial of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband solution in Western Australia, resulting in KOTUG’s commitment to Fleet Xpress for this area of the Asia Pacific region.
SRH Marine Electronics and Inmarsat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the companies collaborate on the management of ECDIS updates via Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband service.
Thailand-based shipowner Tipco Maritime Company has installed a new hybrid satellite-GSM (LTE) communications package from Globecomm, connected and managed via Globecomm’s Nimbus network management system.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has formally approved Inmarsat’s Fleet Safety service for use as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), in line with a recommendation from the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) made at the end of February.
Inmarsat has published its Q1 2018 financial results, showing a small increase in maritime revenues as its installed base of Fleet Xpress customers continues to grow.
Inmarsat and Intellian report that they have signed an outline agreement covering the design and manufacture of a new generation of FleetBroadband terminals, supporting both the existing I-4 satellite network as well as Inmarsat’s planned sixth generation I-6 satellite constellation, the first of which is scheduled for launch in 2020.
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