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Communications & Cyber Security

Telenor Maritime reports that it has expanded its long-term partnership with Stena Line, with the introduction of a new mobile ecosystem onboard its passenger ships combining 3G/4G GSM connectivity, Wi-Fi, Ka-band VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul, in addition to the existing systems onboard.
Marlink reports that it has added a new satellite to its VSAT network, expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and adding additional Ku-band capacity for ships transiting southern routes between Asia and Africa, as well as fishing vessels operating east of Africa’s coastline and out towards the…
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has confirmed that it has approved SpaceX’s application to provide satellite broadband services in the United States and across the world, paving the way for the company to proceed with its plans for a global Ka and Ku-band network called Starlink.
Iridium is closing in on completion of its second generation NEXT satellite network, with the successful fifth launch of another 10 satellites confirmed on March 30 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carried out by SpaceX using its Falcon 9 rocket.
The 2018 Crew Connectivity survey of 6,000 serving crewmembers by Futurenautics, sponsored by KVH and Intelsat, has found that the application of technology in operations is growing in perceived importance, and that access to the internet at sea “strongly influences” the decisions of some 92 per cent of seafarers about…
ABS reports that it has granted a certificate of CyberSafety Compliance to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for its Smart Ship Solution, certifying that the system adheres to the ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries and the ISO 27000 series, IT Security Control Code of Practice.
Radio Holland Group has agreed a global distribution agreement with the Lars Thrane company for distribution of its LT-3100 Iridium-based voice, data and tracking system.
The free, confidential helpline for seafarers provided by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) can now be accessed using the instant messaging app Viber, expanding the range of contact options for international crews in need of support.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced the acquisition of Nettitude, a provider of cyber security services to companies in various industries with 140 employees worldwide.
Speedcast reports that it is partnering with SRH Marine to provide a new Navigation as a Service (NaaS) product, offering distribution of electronic navigational charts and updates over satellite, managed by Speedcast’s SIGMA Gateway platform linked with SRH’s Pilot service.
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