SpeedCast has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Harris CapRock in a cash transaction valued at US$425 million, with the aim of strengthening its position in the cruise and energy sectors.
Ericsson has agreed two new maritime technology partnerships, announcing that it will work with both SpeedCast and Pole Star on separate projects to expand its offering for the shipping sector.
SpeedCast has launched a new maritime e-mail system called SpeedMail+, based on GTMaritime’s existing e-mail platform, under a partnership agreement between the two companies.
SpeedCast has confirmed that it has agreed a deal to acquire WINS Limited (WINS), a Europe-based provider of satellite communications and IT systems for the maritime sector and part of the Eutelsat Group.
SpeedCast reports that it has been awarded a multi-year service agreement by MMA Offshore, one of the largest marine service providers in the Asia Pacific region, to provide VSAT services to its global offshore vessel fleet.
Marlink and SpeedCast have signed new ‘strategic alliances’ with Inmarsat, under which both satcom service providers have committed to each introducing approximately 2,000 vessels to Inmarsat’s new Fleet Xpress service over a five-year period – a total of some 4,000 new ships for the Ka-band VSAT service.
SpeedCast and Korean satellite service provide KTsat report that they have been awarded a new contract to provide global Ku-band maritime communications services to up to 150 vessels, though the shipping companies in question have not been named.
Telesat has announced new service contracts with SpeedCast for additional Ku-band coverage over maritime routes.
SpeedCast has announced that it has agreed a deal to acquire NewCom International, a satellite communications service provider specialising in the South and Central American regions.
SpeedCast has continued its global shopping spree, with the announcement that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ST Teleport, a satellite communications services provider based in Singapore.
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