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Inmarsat today announced that it has struck a five-year agreement with NT Digital Partners to distribute films, television programmes as well as sports and news content to commercial ships via satellite broadband.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:55

EMAS migrates to XpressLink

Inmarsat today reports that EMAS, a provider of offshore/subsea services, has equipped 35 vessels with its XpressLink service.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:14

Hanjin chooses Intellian FB antennas

Korean manufacturer Intellian today announced that it has won a contract to supply FleetBroadband antennas for 38 Hanjin Shipping container vessels.

Monday, 10 March 2014 16:25

Cobham announces two GX antennas

Cobham SATCOM has announced that two new SAILOR antennas will be available this summer to prepare for Inmarsat’s forthcoming Global Xpress Ka-band service.

Inmarsat is set to launch a new voice and data satellite service designed specifically for the maritime leisure and fishing community called Fleet One, and has named Addvalue Technologies and Cobham SATCOM as manufacturing partners for the service.

Inmarsat has reported that the first Inmarsat-5 Ka-band satellite in its Global Xpress constellation has arrived at its geosynchronous orbital location, and has begun payload testing.

Christmas has come a week early for Inmarsat as the company has announced that it is to acquire distribution partner Globe Wireless for $45 million, while also confirming the signing of a deal to make its largest maritime partner Astrium Services a distributor for Global Xpress.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 10:29

First GX satellite launched successfully

Inmarsat has successfully launched the first of three Global Xpress (GX) satellites, a major step forward in its bid to create the first global Ka-band satellite network for commercial use.

Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00

MOL migrates to 6GB plan

Inmarsat has reported that MOL Ship Management has commenced migrating over 100 vessels to its FleetBroadband 6GB plan to enhance both crew welfare and business operations.

Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00

Skype over satellite

Software giant Microsoft has expressed an interest in developing an adapted version of its popular Skype product for use over satellite, according to Inmarsat.

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