Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has managed to complete the roll-out of VSAT services to its entire fleet of 26 tankers in just three months, with the final vessel, Mutriba, completed and fully online by mid-June 2015.
NSSLGlobal has announced that it is conducting a trial of its Wi-Fi service across selected ships for the British Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, to allow crew to use their personal devices to connect with internet services and applications.
Dubai-based geophysical services company Polarcus has extended its global C-band VSAT contract with Marlink for a further three years.
Container ship operator Seaspan is to install KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 maritime communications system on 18 of its newest vessels, the companies have announced.
RigNet has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to offer Fleet Xpress, the maritime version of the Global Xpress service, to the oil and gas maritime sector.
Brazilian company Radiomar reports that it has agreed new contracts for the supply and installation of nine VSAT systems, as part of a network integration package, to Petrobras.
Alphatron Marine has signed a leasing agreement to supply VSAT hardware and data packages to Acta Marine for thirteen vessels.
Norwegian maritime IT company SeaSecure reports that it has agreed deals with a selection of shipping companies for its Courier Compressor system, including Holland America Lines, Color Line, Utkilen and Rederiet Stenersen.
SpeedCast has been awarded a multi-year communications contract from Gulf Marine Services (GMS) for the provision of dual-beam Ku-band satellite services to nine GMS barges.
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