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.
Greek tanker company Stealth Maritime has agreed a deal to install the shipznet maritime near-shore communication system from German company bobz on its vessels.
SpeedCast has been awarded a three-year VSAT contract from Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC), an operator of LPG carriers, crude oil tankers and product carriers.
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas has gone live with the O3bMaritime high throughput Ka-band broadband system, with the service claimed to offer the ship more bandwidth “than all other cruise ships in the world put together.”
EMAS AMC, the subsea construction services division of the EMAS Group, has signed a multi-year contract with satcoms provider SpeedCast.
SpeedCast today announced that it has won a contract to provide satellite services to dredging and marine construction company Jan De Nul.
Bremen-based shipping company Herm. Dauelsberg has agreed a deal with Telemar GmbH, the German subsidiary of the Telemar Group, to supply FleetBroadband services to its fleet of 18 vessels.
Satellite communications provider ITC Global has been awarded a three year contract by offshore support vessel operator Harkand for the provision of broadband connectivity for mission critical voice, video and data applications on vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, Africa and Asia Pacific.
MTN Communications (MTN) reports that it has signed new deals with three cruise operators for its passenger, crew, corporate communications and content services.
Imtech Marine reports that Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation has renewed and upgraded its VSAT Connectivity contract, allowing it to deploy crew Internet on board its 34 vessels operating on the Great Lakes.
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