Korean manufacturer Intellian today announced that it has won a contract to supply FleetBroadband antennas for 38 Hanjin Shipping container vessels.
Production on 81 satellites for the Iridium NEXT programme has begun, at the Orbital Sciences Corporation satellite manufacturing facility in Gilbert, Arizona, in the United States.
German service provider Pro Nautas today announced that it has been selected to provide a turnkey connectivity solution to eleven Green Reefers vessels.
Inmarsat is set to launch a new voice and data satellite service designed specifically for the maritime leisure and fishing community called Fleet One, and has named Addvalue Technologies and Cobham SATCOM as manufacturing partners for the service.
Globalstar, which operates a constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) L-band satellites, has launched Sat-Fi, a hotspot system which can provide satellite connectivity to smartphones, tablets or laptops via Wi-Fi.
Globalstar is today launching a new pre-paid satellite phone package for customers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) which it claims to be “the lowest cost pre-paid service in the mobile satellite services industry”.
Thuraya has launched an Android version of its SatSleeve device, which brings satellite connectivity to smartphones. The first version, launched less than a year ago, was designed for iPhones.
Iridium Communications reports that it has successfully completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) of the complete Iridium NEXT satellite network system, which it says has demonstrated its design is valid and on schedule for a first launch in early 2015.
Navarino has announced that it has won two new Greek customers, Goldenport and Athenian Sea Carriers, which both have signed up for FleetBroadband plans of 6GB per ship with the Infinity bandwidth management and optimisation solution.
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