Intellian reports that both its 65cm GX60 and 1m GX100 VSAT terminals for Global Xpress (GX) have been type approved by Inmarsat engineers following live system tests at sea on the Ka-band network.
Inmarsat has made a change to the branding of its hybrid product combining FleetBroadband with regional Global Xpress Ka-band coverage on its current single operational I-5 satellite, with the service now called FleetBroadband Xtra.
Reports in Russia have revealed that the Inmarsat-5 F2 communications satellite, the second satellite for the company’s Global Xpress Ka-band network, has been scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on January 30, carried on board the Russian Proton-M rocket.
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions provider ORBCOMM reports that it has completed the acquisition of Canadian firm SkyWave, the largest M2M service provider on Inmarsat’s L-band satellite network.
Inmarsat has announced that the second satellite in its Global Xpress (GX) constellation, the Inmarsat-5 F-2, has arrived at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of its launch in early 2015.
At the Inmarsat partner conference in Malta last week, the satcom provider revealed the latest news on its Global Xpress (GX) project, and announced the launch of FleetBroadband Xpress, an interim product for maritime that will take advantage of GX Ka-band functionality as it becomes available.
Inmarsat has announced that it has appointed SpeedCast as a Distribution Partner (DP) for its maritime offering Fleet Broadband, as well as Fleet One, its voice and data service for the leisure and fishing markets.
Greek satcom provider Otesat-Maritel, part of the OTE Group, has announced that its MailOnBoard email solution is now available for mobile devices with Android software 2.2 and up.
The IMO’s Marine Safety Committee (MSC) met in London last week for its 94th session, with several IT issues on the agenda, including Iridium’s proposed move to become a GMDSS satellite provider.
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