Maritime Satellite Communications

North P&I Club in the UK is encouraging its shipowner members to consider the importance of internet access on their ships to ensure they continue to attract, recruit and retain high quality crews, as part of a campaign by North to help its members get the ‘right crew’ that is…
The AST Group has improved its satellite communications offering with the provisioning of a new network point of presence (POP) in 60 Hudson St, New York, as part of its INTEGRA global IP network.
NSSLGlobal has launched its first-ever hybrid cellular/VSAT service for maritime vessels, the Cellular Marine System.
Hamburg-based Leonhardt & Blumberg (L&B), an independent charter owner of handysize containerships, has become the first customer for Marlink’s new Sealink Business VSAT service, agreeing a guaranteed minimum bandwidth Ku-band package to be rolled out to its entire fleet.
Netherlands-based Castor Marine, fresh from its recent acquisition of fellow Dutch maritime IT company Watum Solutions, has announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to deliver more than 40 Ku-band VSAT systems with FleetBroadband as back-up to vessels operated by Wagenborg Shipping.
Iridium has announced that the first set of the company’s NEXT satellites, launched in January, have been integrated into its operational constellation and are now providing service to customers.
Port-IT has introduced its new Orilla Mail e-mail system, an independently developed application integrated with the company’s existing IRIS anti-virus platform for global multi-engine cyber-security scanning of messages.
GTMaritime has launched GTArchiving, a Cloud-based e-mail archiving platform that can store up to seven years of messages while retaining access for searching across numerous parameters in a matter of seconds.
Speedcast has signed a reseller agreement with Tampnet for 4G/LTE services in the Gulf of Mexico, the first service provider to partner with Tampnet for its high capacity offshore network in the region.
Marlink has expanded its VSAT portfolio with its new Sealink Business service plans, featuring a choice of seven Committed Information Rates (CIR) from 32 to 256 kbps to guarantee constant minimum bandwidth at all times, alongside burstable Maximum Information Rates (MIR) up to 2 Mbps.
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