Japan-based Inmarsat distribution partner KDDI has sold all of its shares in the satellite operator, according to news agency reports.
Inmarsat has reported the launch of Fleet Media, the entertainment service it announced last year which will see a variety of content delivered to commercial vessels at sea, and available to crew on demand.
Inmarsat has appointed Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST) as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for its Global Xpress (GX) network, serving maritime and enterprise.
California-based startup LinkWav is offering tailored FleetBroadband airtime plans that it claims could save customers up to 50 per cent on Inmarsat annual plans.
Inmarsat reports that the second satellite in its Global Xpress (GX) constellation was launched successfully on Sunday February 1 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Inmarsat has announced its intention to follow a new ‘open technology strategy’ for applications for its Global Xpress (GX) network, making a set of APIs available to developers that will allow them to make use of GX capabilities that would not otherwise be accessible.
Reports in Russian media have claimed that the launch of Inmarsat’s second Global Xpress (GX) satellite has been delayed once more, due to a malfunction with the Boeing-manufactured I-5 F2 – though this time the schedule has been pushed back by only two days.
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.
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