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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.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 10:01

ORBCOMM completes SkyWave deal

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.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 11:49

Inmarsat and SpeedCast in partner agreement

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.

Monday, 01 December 2014 10:45

MailOnBoard comes to Android

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.

Friday, 28 November 2014 12:10

IT issues on the table at MSC

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.

Inmarsat has announced that it has completed construction of the final four satellite access stations (SAS) for its Global Xpress (GX) service.

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions provider ORBCOMM has announced that it will acquire Canadian firm SkyWave, the largest M2M service provider on Inmarsat’s L-band satellite network, for $130 million.

Inmarsat, in partnership with Beijing Marine Communication and Navigation Co. (MCN Beijing), has released a communications application designed specifically for Chinese coastal fishing vessels.

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