Inmarsat and mobile operator Vodafone have announced a roaming agreement which will look to integrate technologies from the two companies to enable international satellite and cellular roaming connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Inmarsat partner Singtel has completed one of Asia’s first commercial installations of Fleet Xpress, with “K” Line Ship Management Singapore’s 9,600 TEU container ship Houston Bridge implementing the system.
Globecomm reports that it has delivered its first Inmarsat Fleet Xpress terminals to Helikon Shipping Enterprises, with two units commissioned in Globecomm’s Biddinghuizen facility and delivered to the Tsuneishi Heavy Industries Cebu shipyard in the Philippines, where the ships are under construction.
Navarino has entered into a new agreement with Inmarsat to integrate Fleet Xpress into its existing service portfolio, with a commitment to bring more than 1,200 vessels on to the Ka-band system over a six-year period.
Inmarsat has announced that its partner JSAT MOBILE Communications has signed an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) to introduce the newly-launched Fleet Xpress service across the majority of its car carrier fleet.
Inmarsat and VT iDirect, who have worked together over the past four years on the Global Xpress programme, have announced the formation of a joint research & development (R&D) team named ‘i2’ to support the development of next generation satellite communications technologies.
Inmarsat, working with Global Xpress reseller Network Innovations (NI) and its partner Fusion Marine Technology, has signed a contract with Alaskan Leader Fisheries to install Fleet Xpress for its fleet of ships operating in the Bering Sea.
Inmarsat has announced a partnership with PressReader to bring its newspaper and magazine service to vessels at sea over the Inmarsat-4 network, the satellite infrastructure which powers the FleetBroadband service.
Marlink and SpeedCast have signed new ‘strategic alliances’ with Inmarsat, under which both satcom service providers have committed to each introducing approximately 2,000 vessels to Inmarsat’s new Fleet Xpress service over a five-year period – a total of some 4,000 new ships for the Ka-band VSAT service.
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