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.
NSSLGlobal has completed the acquisition of the assets and activities of Station 711, a business unit controlled by SES subsidiary MX1 focussed on communication systems for the maritime market.
KVH has launched its latest small antenna system with the introduction of the 37cm TracPhone V3-HTS, a marine Ku-band VSAT antenna weighing 11kg.
Satellite operator Intelsat has announced a new partnership with Shenzen-based APT Mobile Satcom Ltd, which will see APT become the first Chinese provider of maritime Ku-band VSAT services running on the IntelsatOne Flex platform.
Intelsat has confirmed that it has successfully launched the final satellite in its EpicNG high throughput satellite (HTS) programme, with the Horizons 3e satellite taking off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle.
Navarino has announced a deal with SES Networks to add the satellite operator’s global Ku-band managed mobility service to its maritime satcom portfolio for the maritime market.
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.
Dutch shipping company Spliethoff has signed a deal with AST Marine Networks, a division of The AST Group (AST), to supply global VSAT and L-band satellite communications to approximately 80 vessels across its multiple fleets.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has signed a renewed contract with Marlink for the provision of VSAT services on its fleet of four cruise vessels, while also adding two new cruise ships which are due to enter operational service in 2019.
Intellian has launched its first sub-metre Ku to Ka-band convertible maritime VSAT antenna, with the new 85cm Intellian v85NX able to switch between bands by changing the RF Assembly and Feed while maintaining the same dual-band reflector and radome.
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