Iridium Communications has announced the first seven companies it has authorised to provide its Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) services, planned for commercial introduction in the first half of 2020.
Satellite communications services provider Satcom Global has announced that James Tucker has joined the company as president of the company’s Asia Pacific region.
Singapore-based MSI Ship Management has completed the roll-out of Satcom Global’s Aura Ku-band VSAT service aboard a fleet of new-build cargo vessels, which came under the company’s management in 2017.
Ship management company Zodiac Maritime has extended its satellite communications agreement with Satcom Global, to roll out the Satcom Global Aura VSAT service across its globally trading fleet of tankers, bulk carriers and container ships.
Iridium has confirmed the names of the initial maritime launch partners for its next generation Certus L-band satellite service, with Marlink, Speedcast, Applied Satellite Technologies Ltd (AST) and Satcom Global the first four companies appointed as global resellers, while Arion will act as a regional partner focusing on the Asian market.
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.
Singapore based ship management company Parakou has agreed a deal to implement Satcom Global’s Aura VSAT system across its fleet of tankers, with the Ku-band service now live on eight vessels following an eight week rapid installation programme in Asia and the USA.
Transas has signed a partnership agreement with Satcom Global to add integrated connectivity to THESIS, its unified platform for digital operations on ships and in shore-based offices, adding to another partnership deal agreed with JRC at the end of February.
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.
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