Digital payments company ShipMoney has signed an agreement with maritime SIM card provider iVitta that will allow seafarers using iVitta’s SIM services to have direct access to ShipMoney’s payment systems.
Marlink has completed the implementation of a new private Access Point Name (APN) on the Tampnet North Sea LTE network in the North Sea, to provide offshore vessels with improved 4G connectivity in addition to its satellite services as part of its hybrid communications portfolio.
Brittany Ferries is rolling out a full mobile ecosystem onboard its fleet of ferries and cruise ferries provided by Telenor Maritime, with the connectivity platform to include Wi-Fi, VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul.
German-based ship management company Hermann Lohmann Bereederungen (HLB) has signed a deal with NSSLGlobal to replace its legacy VSAT systems with NSSLGlobal’s FusionIP service, integrating both VSAT and 3G/4G cellular connectivity.
Maritime GSM data connectivity company shipznet reports that it has successfully completed tests on an upgrade to its service to provide automated switching between different country providers in the Baltic Sea.
A new report looking at crew connectivity on ships has revealed the emotional and operational impact on professional seafarers working at sea with limited opportunities to interact digitally with friends and family.
KVH has introduced a new TracPhone LTE-1 marine communications antenna system and accompanying connectivity service designed to provide internet access via cellular networks in US waters out to a range of approximately 30km, with data download speeds up to 100 Mbps.
Finnish maritime communications company KNL Networks has partnered with Kongsberg Digital to make its HF radio and cellular broadband connectivity system available to users of Kongsberg’s Kognifai digital platform.
Thailand-based shipowner Tipco Maritime Company has installed a new hybrid satellite-GSM (LTE) communications package from Globecomm, connected and managed via Globecomm’s Nimbus network management system.
Telenor Maritime reports that it has expanded its long-term partnership with Stena Line, with the introduction of a new mobile ecosystem onboard its passenger ships combining 3G/4G GSM connectivity, Wi-Fi, Ka-band VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul, in addition to the existing systems onboard.
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