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Inmarsat has reported that its first fully assembled Inmarsat-5 Ka-band satellite, which will be used to provide its forthcoming Global Xpress service, has successfully completed mechanical testing.

Friday, 21 June 2013 00:00

Astrium CEO drops GX agreement hint

Evert Dudok, chief executive officer of Astrium Services, has revealed some significant details about the form a deal between his company and Inmarsat on the Ka-band Global Xpress service might take, at an event in Paris.

Alphasat, designed and built by Astrium for Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA), has left Astrium’s facilities in Toulouse after completion of its final integration and test campaign and is now en route to Kourou, French Guyana, to be prepared for its launch aboard an Ariane 5, scheduled for the end of July.

Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00

Chemfleet moves to FB

Turkish chemical tanker company Chemfleet is to implement Inmarsat FleetBroadband services across 21 of its vessels.

Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00

Dual FB system from Cobham

Cobham SATCOM has announced the launch of a new SAILOR FleetBroadband Dual Antenna solution, designed to secure uninterrupted data and voice communications on vessels.

Friday, 31 May 2013 00:00

SPO upgrades to all-you-can-eat FB

Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a Singapore-based service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, is upgrading from Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband (FB) 5GB service to the FB Unlimited plan.

Inmarsat has reported an increase of almost nine per cent in maritime revenues for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period last year, partly as a result of the price rises it has introduced on its FleetBroadband and E&E services over the last year.

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

All-you-can-eat broadband for Vale

Inmarsat has announced that Beltship Management Limited (BML) has deployed its FleetBroadband Unlimited service across all six of the bulk carriers it manages for Vale, a Brazil-based mining company.

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

NSSLGlobal appointed GX reseller

NSSLGlobal has been appointed as a value-added reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress (GX), Inmarsat’s forthcoming Ka-band network.

Thursday, 28 March 2013 00:00

Imtech appointed GX reseller

Imtech Marine has been appointed as a value-added reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress (GX), Inmarsat’s Ka-band network.

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