Iridium’s progress through the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) recognition process is continuing, with the March meeting of the IMO Subcommittee on Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR) returning to its assessment of Iridium as a future GMDSS service provider.
Inmarsat has marked the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Inmarsat-C satellite communications system by highlighting the continuing relevance of the maritime safety network, which handled more than 600 distress alerts from vessels in need during 2015.
Inmarsat has announced that it has completed a successful trial and subsequent commercial order for its Fleet Xpress service in Antarctic waters on board the adventure cruise ship Ocean Nova, in conjunction with its partners Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations.
One Net has been appointed as a global partner for Inmarsat’s L-band portfolio in the maritime sector, the companies report.
Inmarsat has joined the LoRa Alliance, a group dedicated to developing a global standard for the Internet of Things (IoT), and says it will provide the LoRa ecosystem with satellite connectivity to enable the deployment of solutions.
Inmarsat has agreed a deal with Airbus Defence and Space to build the first two satellites for Inmarsat’s sixth-generation fleet, which will provide the next generation of L-band services after FleetBroadband while also including a Ka-band payload.
Inmarsat has announced a new partnership with EM Solutions to develop the world’s first combined MilSatCom/Global Xpress (GX) maritime satcom terminal.
Inmarsat and Ericsson have signed a strategic maritime agreement will see the two companies jointly develop satellite and application integration packages to connect ships at sea with services in the Cloud and on shore.
Inmarsat has released its third quarter 2015 financials, reporting a small gain in maritime revenues of 1.8 per cent compared with the same period last year.
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