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Jan De Nul Group has moved its entire fleet of 82 vessels and jack-up barges to Castor Marine’s global VSAT and Iridium L-band services on a long-term contract to guarantee solid vessel connectivity.

The International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA) has named Iridium and Thales as its official communications partners.

Marine electronics and satellite communications provider, Mackay Marine has joined Iridium’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) as a service provider.

Topcon Positioning Systems has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) contract with DDK Positioning to supply Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) hardware components.

Wednesday, 04 August 2021 16:54

Japan approves Iridium Certus and GMDSS

Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has announced plans to adopt Iridium's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System service (GMDSS) and the Iridium Certus broadband service, following regulatory approval.

The Iridium Certus 200 L-band broadband service is now commercially available for maritime applications.  

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) project has selected Iridium and partner Thales Group as its Official Communications Partner, providing critical real-time communications for the fully autonomous transatlantic research vessel.

Iridium Communications has made a strategic investment in DDK Positioning, a Scotland-based provider of enhanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) accuracy solutions.

IEC Telecom has signed a partnership agreement with Iridium to become one of the official Iridium GMDSS service providers.

NSSLGlobal has entered a strategic alliance with DDK Positioning (DDK), to incorporate enhanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) positioning navigation and timing solutions into NSSLGlobal’s maritime portfolio.

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