SpeedCast has announced its half year 2015 results through to the end of June, reporting 38 per cent growth in its maritime business year-on-year.
Intelsat has announced the successful launch of its Intelsat 34 satellite from French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle on August 20th, which will bolster the company’s Ku-band capacity for the maritime market.
SpeedCast has been awarded a multi-year communications contract from Gulf Marine Services (GMS) for the provision of dual-beam Ku-band satellite services to nine GMS barges.
SpeedCast has been awarded a multi-year Ku-band VSAT satellite communications contract by Netherlands-based shipping company, Vroon.
Global satellite broadband start-up OneWeb has announced that it has raised $500 million in funding from a group of international companies, including Intelsat, Coca-Cola and previously announced partner Airbus.
KVH has implemented a global private multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network connecting all of the teleports and satellite beams in its mini-VSAT Broadband service, which it says will increase security, network reliability and uptime, while also improving quality of service.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has taken a significant step towards launching its own global satellite broadband network, having made a formal filing with the US Federal Communications Commission for a licence to begin a test programme starting in 2016.
DOF Group reports that it has renewed its VSAT services contract with Marlink for five more years, with an option to further extend its communications capabilities.
Polish bulk carrier operator Polsteam has agreed a deal to install the mini-VSAT Broadband service from KVH on 60 vessels.
Intelsat has introduced IntelsatOne Flex, a managed mobility service that aims to assist VSAT service providers in maritime and other industries by offering capacity on multiple satellite beams in a single package, and simplifying the combination of current Ku-band services with high-throughput capacity via the EpicNG network.
Digital Ship magazine provides the latest information about maritime satellite communications technology, software systems, navigation technology, computer networks, data management and TMSA. It is published ten times a year.
Digital Ship Ltd