Intelsat has confirmed the successful launch of its Intelsat 37e satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, the latest addition to its EpicNG constellation of high throughput satellites.
Flat panel antenna company Phasor has announced an agreement with OmniAccess to become its first commercial launch partner in the maritime broadband market, initially aimed at serving super yachts, with beta trials of the electronically steerable antenna (ESA) systems planned for early 2018 ahead of its initial commercial product introduction.
NSSLGlobal has launched FusionIP, a hybrid product combining VSAT and GSM connectivity using one single 60cm SAILOR dome that includes antennas for both services, allowing ships to automatically switch between 4G/3G and satellite networks.
Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine has signed an agreement with Orange Business Services to implement its Maritime Connect system, a hybrid satcom and wireless communications package, to communicate with its fleet at sea and support its shore-based corporate network.
Marlink reports that it has upgraded its Sealink C-band VSAT service, to more easily integrate with existing and future Ka and Ku-band systems for users operating a multi-band network on board their ships.
SES has announced its intention to launch a new satellite service called O3b mPOWER, which it says will be capable of delivering multiple terabits of throughput globally to maritime and other satellite markets, starting in 2021.
Flat panel antenna company Kymeta has formed a new KĀLO business unit in preparation for the launch of commercial availability of its new service, operating on the Intelsat satellite network.
Grieg Star, a shipping company headquartered in Bergen, Norway, is to roll-out a new VSAT system across its fleet of 33 General Cargo Open Hatch vessels, having agreed a deal with Marlink to implement its Sealink VSAT Premium service.
Speedcast and Danaos Peripherals have announced a strategic alliance under which the two companies will work together in offering new vessel IT packages combining Speedcast communication systems with application management technology developed by Danaos.
Globecomm reports that it has installed a communications package including Ku-band VSAT and Iridium Pilot on MV Baltic, the latest newbuild to join the Global Seatrade fleet.
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