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Thursday, 17 January 2019 15:13

MOL to roll-out Fleet Xpress to entire fleet

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of Japan’s largest shipping companies, has announced plans to ramp up installations of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress (FX) VSAT service across the remainder of its owned and managed fleet, having begun initial deployments of the system on the majority of its car carriers in 2016, shortly after FX was launched.

Friday, 06 July 2018 09:50

Inmarsat rejects £3.2bn takeover bid

Inmarsat has rebuffed a takeover offer from US-based satellite operator EchoStar, valuing the London-based business at £3.2 billion.

Monday, 18 June 2018 11:39

KDDI to offer Fleet Xpress in Japan

Inmarsat and Japanese telecommunications company KDDI have signed a partner agreement to distribute Fleet Xpress to the Japanese maritime market, covering deep sea vessels, commercial fishing, oil and gas, and cruise lines.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:43

Prepaid crew calling launched for Fleet Xpress

Marlink has added a new prepaid voice card calling facility for use with the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress network, noting that it is the first Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the Ka-band service to provide prepaid cards.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 15:37

Special FX plans for OSVs launched

Inmarsat is looking to increase its focus on the energy sector with the launch of a new set of Fleet Xpress plans designed specifically to meet the requirements of offshore support vessels (OSVs).

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:36

Cobham simplifies dual GX antenna installations

Cobham SATCOM has created an integrated below decks system to simplify Inmarsat Fleet Xpress installations that use dual Ka-band antennas to combat satellite blocking from the ship structure or other deck equipment.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 14:09

Aker BioMarine vessel installs FX

Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic krill harvester fleet support ship, La Manche, has installed Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service following a deal with Marlink.

Intellian reports that its GX100 and GX60 Inmarsat Fleet Xpress terminals have now been granted certification by TELEC, a radio equipment certification and testing body based in Japan.

Inmarsat has announced a deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to act as the launch provider for the first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 fleet (I-6 F1), under construction by Airbus Defence and Space and scheduled for launch in 2020.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 13:38

Inmarsat and Samsung sign ‘smart ship’ MoU

Inmarsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), under which the satellite operator’s Fleet Xpress service will be integrated into newbuild ‘smart ships’ from the vessel construction stage to provide connectivity for a range of digital processes.

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