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Communications & Cyber Security

Broadband Satellite Services Ltd (BSS), parent company of Satcom Global and AND Group, has received a $10 million investment from UK-based organisation, Business Growth Fund (BGF).
Global satellite broadband start-up OneWeb has announced that it has raised $500 million in funding from a group of international companies, including Intelsat, Coca-Cola and previously announced partner Airbus.
Inmarsat has signed a new agreement with World-Link Communications, appointing the satellite services provider as a partner for FleetBroadband for the global maritime market.
KVH has implemented a global private multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network connecting all of the teleports and satellite beams in its mini-VSAT Broadband service, which it says will increase security, network reliability and uptime, while also improving quality of service.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) reports that its THOR 7 satellite, which will provide regional Ka-band coverage for the maritime market, has now completed in-orbit testing and reached its final orbital location at 1°West.
Harris CapRock has introduced a new mobile roaming service to allow maritime workers to stay connected via their smartphones while at sea.
Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it is to build 900 microsatellites for satellite broadband start-up OneWeb, planned for launch into low Earth orbit beginning in 2018 to deliver global internet access.
Navarino reports that it has now added full support for IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) for its Infinity solution.
Inmarsat and KVH have announced the signing of what the companies are calling “a reciprocal distribution agreement” covering some of their specific respective services.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has taken a significant step towards launching its own global satellite broadband network, having made a formal filing with the US Federal Communications Commission for a licence to begin a test programme starting in 2016.
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