Intelsat and Thales Alenia Space have signed an agreement to build two software-defined satellites designed to advance Intelsat’s global fabric of software-defined GEO connectivity as part of its 5G software-defined network.
OneWeb has completed successful deployment of a further 36 satellites, bringing the total in-orbit constellation to 394 satellites.
In 2016, Athens-based shipping company Meadway Bulkers began equipping its 13 bulkers with Fleet Xpress and Infinity from Navarino. IT manager Konstantinos Kritkos and superintendent engineer Stelios Chaidemenakis discuss how Navarino’s bandwidth management and optimisation tool has made their day-to-day work more efficient.
Inmarsat has expanded its agreement to deliver maritime broadband to Hapag-Lloyd, after the global transport group renewed its Fleet Xpress contract for a further five years and committed 33 more ships to the market’s leading very small aperture terminal (VSAT) service.
Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has announced plans to adopt Iridium's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System service (GMDSS) and the Iridium Certus broadband service, following regulatory approval.
The Iridium Certus 200 L-band broadband service is now commercially available for maritime applications.
Intelsat has launched a small (45cm) antenna class for its FlexMaritime service that will bring a new level of broadband connectivity performance and affordability to leisure, fishing and light-commercial maritime vessels around the world.
Mobile broadband connectivity solution provider shipznet has launched a new service to offer customers the option to use their own SIM cards with an additional independent and flexible prepaid service when required, without a long-term contract or unpredictable costs.
OneWeb will host a roundtable in London on Wednesday November 6 to discuss what the new age of ubiquitous, reliable broadband could hold for the Arctic.
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