UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has agreed a deal with Speedcast to provide end-to-end communication services on board its fleet of four cruise ships, including VSAT and land-based 4G/LTE connectivity.
Intelsat has announced a deal with Brazilian company Mareste Equipamentos e Serviços de Telecomunicação, under which the South American service provider which will use Intelsat capacity to deliver communications for maritime customers with small vessels.
Inmarsat has reported its financial results for the first half of 2017, with maritime revenue for the six months down by 3.9 per cent to $278.4 million compared with the same period last year, as customers move from FleetBroadband on to VSAT services.
The AST Group (AST) has won a contract with SEACOR Marine International (SEACOR) to supply VSAT and failover satellite communications to 30 vessels.
Intelsat has completed the successful launch of its Intelsat 35e satellite, the fourth of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite series, from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
Italian ship owner d’Amico Group is to implement Marlink’s Sealink Premium Plus VSAT service across its fleet of more than 50 dry cargo and product tankers, the companies report.
Hamburg-based shipping group Reederei Hamburger Lloyd is to move its fleet of nine container ships and six bulkers to Marlink’s Sealink Plus package, including Ku-band VSAT and unlimited L-band backup.
Turkish shipmanager Active Shipping is to implement VSAT services across its fleet of oil tankers and bulk carriers, following a deal with Marlink and its regional partner Ozsay Satellite Communications.
Globecomm reports that it has expanded its Ku-band VSAT network, adding coverage over the South Indian Ocean passage between the southern tip of Africa and Australia.
ITC Global, a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, has signed a multi-year agreement with Applied Satellite Technology (AST) which will see AST become a value-added reseller of connectivity on Panasonic's high-throughput satellite (HTS) network to global maritime and land mobility markets.
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