Cruise company Carnival has completed the installation of Intellian’s v240MT tri-band and multi-orbit 2.4 metre antennas onboard several of its cruise vessels, the companies report, with the equipment having been specifically designed to deliver data rates exceeding 1 Gbps.
Telenor Maritime is to roll out a new connectivity platform for Finnlines’ ro-pax vessels, comprising an ecosystem of GSM, Wi-Fi, Ka-band VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul services, the companies have announced.
Global Eagle Entertainment it has signed a three-year agreement with subsea specialist Swire Seabed, which will see Global Eagle provide connectivity systems to the offshore vessel Seabed Constructor.
Norwegian tanker company Knutsen has extended its satcom contract with Marlink, covering VSAT and back-up services for the fleet of 38 shuttle tankers, LNG carriers, and product and chemical tankers, as well as two planned newbuilds.
Speedcast has extended its relationship with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) to increase the bandwidth available to RCCL’s 37 ships using Speedcast’s VSAT services.
Shipmanager E.R. Schiffahrt has agreed a deal to implement KVH VSAT systems on its fleet of container and dry bulk vessels, including TracPhone V7-HTS antenna equipment, under KVH’s AgilePlans subscription-based Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) programme.
Antwerp-based tanker company Euronav has agreed a deal with Satcom Global to roll out the Aura Ku-band VSAT service across its fleet, following the successful completion of sea trials with the system carried out over the course of 2017.
Inmarsat reports that it has reached an agreement with ship management company Campbell Shipping, headquartered in Nassau, The Bahamas, to migrate its fleet of dry bulk carriers to the Fleet Xpress VSAT service.
Marlink reports that it has extended its satcoms contract with Dutch shipowner De Poli Tankers, via its in-house ITC company Maritime Performances BV, to provide Sealink Plus VSAT and L-band back-up services aboard De Poli’s fleet of eight chemical tankers and two gas tankers.
TUDEV, the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation, has completed the installation of a range of SAILOR GMDSS systems, including Inmarsat Mini-C and maritime radios, on board a new training ship for Turkish maritime cadets.
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