Space News has reported that Apax and Airbus Defence and Space are close to agreeing a deal on the sale of the latter’s mobile satellite communications services division, which Airbus originally bought from Apax in 2011.
Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire VSAT provider MTN Communications (MTN).
KVH has announced the introduction of the TracVision TV8, a new antenna system designed to deliver satellite television to vessels worldwide.
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.
Ships Electronic Services (SES) reports that it has won a contract to supply and install the communications equipment on Condor Liberation, a new multihull high speed ferry which will operate between Poole and the Channel Islands in the UK.
Marlink reports that it recently delivered a temporary download speed increase of 400 per cent for the Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV), Stril Server, while it carried out operations on a UK wind farm.
Intellian has announced that Kymeta’s flat-panel satellite antenna technology will be integrated into Intellian’s next generation of Ku-band maritime satellite terminals.
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.
KVH reports that it has recently shipped its 5,000th TracPhone satellite communications antenna system for the mini-VSAT Broadband network, having added more than 1,000 units in the past year.
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