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Wednesday, 11 February 2015 10:55

PAYG Inmarsat airtime from LinkWav

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.

Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:03

Intellian antennas receive GX type approval

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.

Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:34

Inmarsat updates name of FB/GX product

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.

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.

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