Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has announced the successful launch of its new Ka-band satellite, THOR 7, putting the company on track to introduce high-throughput services to ships in Europe and the North Atlantic by the end of the year.
Airbus Defence and Space service provider partner Ozsay Satellite Communications reports that it is upgrading connectivity on five Transal tankers, improving both operational and crew communications.
The Inmarsat-5 F2 (I-5 F2), the second satellite in the company’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation, has successfully completed its geostationary orbital deployment following its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on February 1.
Inmarsat has announced that it has signed four new Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreements with Beijing Marine Communication Navigation Company (MCN), paving the way for Global Xpress in China.
Intelsat says it has successfully completed a series of tests on the compatibility of its EpicNG digital payload with existing ground equipment platforms.
Harris CapRock has announced the launch of a new integrated maritime communications product called Harris CapRock One, which it says will feature the world’s first tri-band antenna capable of connecting to C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band services.
Inmarsat has announced its intention to follow a new ‘open technology strategy’ for applications for its Global Xpress (GX) network, making a set of APIs available to developers that will allow them to make use of GX capabilities that would not otherwise be accessible.
Intellian reports that both its 65cm GX60 and 1m GX100 VSAT terminals for Global Xpress (GX) have been type approved by Inmarsat engineers following live system tests at sea on the Ka-band network.
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas has gone live with the O3bMaritime high throughput Ka-band broadband system, with the service claimed to offer the ship more bandwidth “than all other cruise ships in the world put together.”
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has announced that it has approved Intellian’s v-series antennas for use on its forthcoming Ka-band high throughput satellite (HTS), THOR 7.
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