Maritime Satellite Communications

Globecomm reports that it has expanded its Ku-band VSAT network, adding coverage over the South Indian Ocean passage between the southern tip of Africa and Australia.
A new collaborative group including Japanese shipyards and the country’s most prominent shipping lines is set to work together on technologies to support autonomous shipping, sharing costs and expertise as they aim to drive the introduction of self-navigating ships by 2025, according to reports in Japan’s Nikkei business newspaper.
ITC Global, a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, has signed a multi-year agreement with Applied Satellite Technology (AST) which will see AST become a value-added reseller of connectivity on Panasonic's high-throughput satellite (HTS) network to global maritime and land mobility markets.
MarineFields and Inmarsat have signed an MOU to partner in the development of technologies to make port calls more efficient, with a focus on areas such as information sharing, situational awareness, optimised processes, and collaborative decision making.
Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) is to install Cobham SATCOM VSAT and satellite TV (TVRO) antennas, as well as additional radio communication equipment, on six new offshore support vessels (OSVs) set to enter service on development contracts offshore Brazil during 2017 and 2018.
Flat panel satcom antenna company Phasor has announced a new partnership with DSM to develop a radome for its phased array, electronically steerable antennas (ESAs) using DSM’s Dyneema technology.
Kymeta has named e3 Systems as its exclusive global distribution partner for the yacht market, offering Kymeta’s metamaterials-based electronically steered flat panel satellite antennas and connectivity services.
Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of Common Progress, has been elected as the new president of international shipping association BIMCO, and has immediately identified the digitalisation of the shipping industry as one of the major themes for his two-year term.
World-Link Communications has announced the introduction of its ShipSecure range of cyber defence services for the shipping community.
Marlink reports that it has achieved what is thought to be a maritime VSAT bandwidth record with the provision of a temporary 300 Mbps bandwidth channel for the maiden voyage of MSC Cruises’ first next-generation mega-ship, MSC Meraviglia.
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