Orbit Communication Systems, a provider of satellite-tracking maritime and ground-station solutions, has unveiled its latest dual-band Ku/Ka terminal, developed in close collaboration with SES Networks. The terminal augments the existing dual-band C/Ka terminal, supporting a multi-band terminal product range.
NSSLGlobal has completed the acquisition of the assets and activities of Station 711, a business unit controlled by SES subsidiary MX1 focussed on communication systems for the maritime market.
Navarino has announced a deal with SES Networks to add the satellite operator’s global Ku-band managed mobility service to its maritime satcom portfolio for the maritime market.
SES has successfully launched four new O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites into space, with the new Ka-band satellites to join SES’s existing constellation of 12 MEO satellites, orbiting at approximately 8,000 km from Earth.
A special event on board the Regal Princess cruise ship, operated by Carnival’s Princess Cruises brand, has set what is thought to be a new maritime satellite bandwidth record with a 1.5 gigabits per second link established on board the vessel in conjunction with satellite operator SES Networks.
SES’ latest satellite, SES-12, has been unveiled for the first time to a group of journalists at Airbus Defence and Space’s headquarters in Toulouse, France, as it undergoes final tests before transport to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for launch in March 2018.
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.
Silversea Cruises has agreed a deal with Telenor Maritime and SES to roll out a mobile ecosystem on board its fleet of eight vessels, including global VSAT services and mobile broadband backhaul, 3G and Wi-Fi with speeds up to 150 Mbps.
SES and Gilat Satellite Networks have announced a strategic collaboration to package Gilat’s MarineRay 60P Ku-band maritime VSAT antenna with SES’s satellite capacity, creating a new product within the SES Maritime+ service introduced late last year.
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