Globecomm has launched a maritime GSM service called Globecomm Roam, offering 3G, 4G and LTE data services at speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
German maritime GSM provider bobz has launched a new RA 300 router for its shipznet system, expanding its capabilities to allow for up to six SIM cards to be integrated, improving the range of options available to users.
Telenor Maritime is to roll out a new connectivity platform for Finnlines’ ro-pax vessels, comprising an ecosystem of GSM, Wi-Fi, Ka-band VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul services, the companies have announced.
Martek Marine has launched a new vessel internet system based on GSM connectivity, which will be marketed under the name SeaCell.
Marlink reports that it has added new Tampnet 4G LTE services in the Gulf of Mexico, which will allow customers of its Sealink multi-band network to make use of GSM data connectivity alongside the VSAT, L-band satcom and Wi-Fi services it already provides in the region.
Speedcast has announced the release of CrewReach, a new global prepaid mobile SIM card designed to be used by ships’ crew members and provide cost-effective access to 4G and 3G data.
Speedcast has launched SIGMA Gateway Xtreme, a new network management device capable of controlling Speedcast’s Ku-band VSAT services, Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress and 4G/LTE services, to offer redundancy in communications links alongside virtual machine capabilities.
French cruise company Ponant has extended its VSAT and GSM services contract with Marlink, which will improve bandwidth speeds on its five-strong fleet of yachts and cruise vessels, while also adding four planned newbuilds to its communications deal.
Fleetrange and KNL Networks have launched a new Arctic situational awareness system that combines Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and 3G/HF hybrid telecommunications technology to provide ships with data on weather, ice conditions, and ship tracking, as well as offering access to e-mail.
NSSLGlobal has launched FusionIP, a hybrid product combining VSAT and GSM connectivity using one single 60cm SAILOR dome that includes antennas for both services, allowing ships to automatically switch between 4G/3G and satellite networks.
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