Dubai-based satellite services provider North Telecom has entered into a partnership agreement with Korean antenna manufacturer KNS, under which the companies will offer each other mutual support in building market share in the maritime communications sector.
Offshore support vessel (OSV) operator Uniwise Offshore Limited is to implement the Nava maritime broadband system from Thaicom across its entire fleet of approximately 30 vessels.
Marlink reports that it has expanded its global VSAT network with the addition of new satellites and beams in the Americas and in the Mediterranean, extending its coverage and bandwidth capacity across these regions.
Non-profit organisation Youth With A Mission Medical Ships Australia (YWAM MSA), which operates a medical ship serving the Papua New Guinea (PNG) region, has had the vessel’s VSAT communications contract with ITC Global extended by three years.
Brazilian-based Transpetro, transport provider for the state-owned Petrobras oil and gas company, has selected KVH as its VSAT provider for the majority of its tankers after the completion of a satcom tender process.
Germany-based shipping company Briese Schiffahrts has agreed a deal with Globecomm for the provision of Ku-band VSAT connectivity and related services to a fleet of newbuild vessels expected to have completed delivery by the end of the year.
NSSLGlobal reports that it has acquired 100 per cent of the shares in Marine Electronics Solutions Ltd (trading as UK Electronic Solutions), a specialist in installation, maintenance, supply and development of communication and navigation systems.
Singapore-based MSI Ship Management has completed the roll-out of Satcom Global’s Aura Ku-band VSAT service aboard a fleet of new-build cargo vessels, which came under the company’s management in 2017.
SC Group of Thailand has agreed a deal with Thaicom distributor Ship Expert Technology Company Limited for the implementation of Thaicom’s Nava maritime communications service on its fleet of approximately 30 offshore support vessels.
Ship manager Nordic Hamburg has begun the roll-out of Ku-band VSAT services from KVH on board its vessels, with installation already completed on 13 out of the 25 ships to be fitted with the systems over the course of this year.
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