Beam Communications reports that it has received an initial order worth US$170,000 from a China-based satellite communications company for its Oceana range of Inmarsat-powered vessel phones.
Tokyo-based Nippon Yusen Kaisha, more commonly known as NYK Line, has agreed a deal to install TracPhone V7 mini-VSAT systems from KVH aboard its containerships.
The recently announced O3bMaritime VSAT service, set to be launched in 2013 and promising download speeds of 350 Mbps to ships at sea, has signed its first customer, with the agreement of a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Inmarsat reports that Ofer Ship Holding has adopted the new FleetBroadband Multi-voice capability, the first company confirmed to have implemented the new service.
German shipping company Reederei Werner Bockstiegel is to install the Iridium Pilot system across its shipping fleet, as part of an agreement with Globecomm Maritime.
SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company, reports that it has agreed two new satellite communications deals, with North Star Shipping and Viking Supply Ships Limited.
Vizada and its partner SRH Marine Electronics report that they have signed a 24-month agreement with Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd to equip the company’s fleet of 63 vessels with a broadband communications system.
Harris CapRock Communications has signed a five-year agreement with cruise operator Royal Caribbean Cruises to provide communication services onboard its fleet of 34 ships across the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises brands.
Princess Cruises has extended its use of Maritime Communications Partner's (MCP) wireless communications service, adding the systems to the new vessel Royal Princess and her sister ship being built at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
Hurtigruten, Norway's coastal shipping service and cruise line, has deployed a new mobile network based on the Aruba Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture from Aruba Networks, to deliver Wi-Fi and internet services to employees and passengers.
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