Maritime Satellite Communications

Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce says that he is aiming to introduce 10 Mbps services on FleetBroadband in the early part of the next decade, once the company has completed the launch of its Inmarsat-6 generation of satellites.
Satellite communications company Thales is taking its first steps into the commercial maritime satcom market with the launch of a new system called VesseLINK, aiming to provide commercial vessels with global broadband connectivity via the Iridium network.
Rolls-Royce has announced the latest stage in its research and development plans to make remote and autonomous shipping a reality, confirming that Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – has agreed to provide “a significant research grant” to fund further investment in an unmanned ship R&D centre in…
Telenor Satellite and Cobham have signed an agreement for the supply of SAILOR Ka-band antenna systems to the satellite operator, to be provided to customers of Telenor’s latest generation Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service, THOR 7.
Intellian Technologies is set to introduce a new 65cm Ku/Ka-band convertible satellite communications system, called the v65, that will allow users to access both the Ku-band and Ka-band frequencies on the same antenna, similar to the company’s v100 1-metre unit but on smaller, lighter equipment.
Kymeta has made a series of announcements aimed at hastening the introduction of the company’s flat panel satcom antenna technology to the market, as it confirmed the first commercial trials for the product alongside the launch of a new bundled service package, as well as the sale of an equity…
Cobham has announced that a Ku-band version of its SAILOR 60cm antenna technology platform will be made available this summer, the SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku, which will be aimed at expanding its customer reach to end-users for whom more traditional 1m systems are not suitable.
Globecomm has announced that it is set to roll out a new remote monitoring service for its VSAT customers, to be called Globecomm Connect.
Intelsat and OneWeb have announced that they have entered into a definitive combination agreement, which will see the two companies merge into a single satellite operator.
NSSLGlobal and Telesat have agreed a deal to expand their existing relationship, with NSSLGlobal agreeing a contract for a satellite transponder on Telesat’s Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite to add to its VSAT IP@SEA, Cruise-IP and Broad-IP services for passenger and merchant vessels.
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