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Communications & Cyber Security

Globalstar is today launching a new pre-paid satellite phone package for customers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) which it claims to be “the lowest cost pre-paid service in the mobile satellite services industry”.
Hong-Kong based satellite communications provider SpeedCast has completed a rebranding of its group companies under the SpeedCast name.
KVH Industries has announced that it is doubling the capacity available from two of the three global C-band beams used for its mini-VSAT Broadband network.
Thuraya has launched an Android version of its SatSleeve device, which brings satellite connectivity to smartphones. The first version, launched less than a year ago, was designed for iPhones.
MTN Communications reports that Norwegian Cruise Line is pioneering use of the iDirect X7 high-performance satellite modem on one of its ships, the Breakaway.
German developer bobz reports that the crew tool of its shipznet near-shore communications system has been adopted by over 1,000 seafarers within six months of its introduction.
KVH reports that it has now passed the 100-vessel mark in installations under its 10-year contract to supply satellite communications to the US Coast Guard’s fleet of small cutters.
Christmas has come a week early for Inmarsat as the company has announced that it is to acquire distribution partner Globe Wireless for $45 million, while also confirming the signing of a deal to make its largest maritime partner Astrium Services a distributor for Global Xpress.
Kymeta Corporation, which develops flat-panel antenna technologies based on metamaterials, has announced that it has successfully demonstrated bi-directional high-speed internet connectivity with a Ka-band satellite.
Astrium Services has been announced as the new Global Sponsor of the 2014 Digital Ship conference and exhibition series, beginning with the next event in Hamburg in February.
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