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.
Satcom Global has agreed a partnership deal with satellite operator SES, which will see SES capacity form a key part of Satcom Global’s new Ku-band VSAT service, Aura.
SES has announced that satcom and entertainment services provider GEE has purchased its own Ku-band payload on SES’s AMC-3 satellite, to boost capacity for customers in North America, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
Satellite operator SES has launched a new global service for the shipping sector called SES Maritime+, which aims to deliver high-speed connectivity to vessels traversing the oceans by leveraging SES’s global fleet of over 50 satellites, ground infrastructure of more than 20 teleports and upwards of 6,000 points of presence.
Satellite operator SES has exercised its call option on the stock of O3b Networks, and has now offered to acquire all the remaining shares of O3b, having reached agreement with all other shareholders and gained the necessary regulatory approvals. The completion of the transaction is expected on 1 August 2016.
SES has reached an agreement with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), under which it will work with EDB’s Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn) to explore development in satellite technologies.
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