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.
Marlink is to provide VSAT services for the entire fleet of the international dredging and offshore contractor Van Oord, a contract expected to include 30 vessels by the end of 2015.
MSC Cruises has become the first cruise line in the world to begin to roll out the latest iDX 3.2 software and X7 modem from iDirect, with the aim of optimising its VSAT communications with higher throughput and improved functionality.
Airbus Defence and Space has added five new members to its Field Service Alliance (FSA), bringing the total number of partners in its maritime VSAT network to ten.
Marlink has signed a strategic partnership agreement with maritime IT provider Palantir, which will see Palantir’s products added to Marlink's portfolio of satcoms and value added services.
In a surprise move, Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it plans to sell off its commercial satellite communications business, including its maritime satcom business and direct sales subsidiary Marlink.
Marlink reports that United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has selected its WaveCall Plus VSAT services for 17 newbuild containerships, the first of which is due for delivery by the end of the year.
Marlink has announced that Scorpio Ship Management (SSM) has chosen its WaveCall Ku-band VSAT services for 75 newbuild tankers and bulkers to be delivered throughout 2015 and 2016.
Marlink reports that Paranave has chosen its WaveCall Ku-band solution for four pusher tug boats and a containership it operates on the Paraná river system in Paraguay.
Marlink today announced that it has been contracted by Stena Line to roll out its customised Ku-band VSAT service, Sealink, on 27 ferries operating in Scandinavia, the Irish Sea and the North Sea.
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