OneWeb has been awarded £18 million of UK Space Agency funding by the European Space Agency to extend its satellite constellation for global communications. The news has been announced one week ahead of OneWeb’s planned launch of its first of ten satellite batches.
COMSAT is offering Iridium Certus service to maritime users to improve connectivity and transmit sensitive information via the low earth orbit satellite communications network.
Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo and Thales, has signed two contracts worth EUR 5 million with the Grimaldi Group for the upgrade of the Neapolitan Shipping Group’s satellite communications capacity.
Maersk has introduced a virtual assistant named Captain Peter to its Remote Container Management (RCM) platform that will help customers understand their cargo’s voyage.
Port-IT has added a new service to its Orilla Mail solution to ensure security via a free back-up feature.
Radio Holland has received an order for a navigation & communication package for a 250-passenger, aluminium catamaran ferry built by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, Netherlands.
Teekay and NSSLGlobal have announced a four-year, multi-million enhanced contract to roll out enhanced communication and entertainment services on more than 100 vessels across Teekay’s fleet.
Marlink has introduced XChange Cloud, a file storage, transfer and synchronisation system running on the company’s XChange IT and communications management platform.
Maritime satcom provider NSSLGlobal has launched Cruise Control+, a new virtual platform designed to integrate management of all aspects of voice and data communications, as well as IT services, on board vessels.
Inmarsat has approved the Zwana communications management system from Cyprus-based One Net for use as a Network Service Device (NSD) with the satellite operator’s Fleet Xpress (FX) product, to reduce the amount of hardware required when implementing the services side by side.
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