MVS USA has been added to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Value Added Reseller (VAR) network, becoming a maritime sales partner for FleetBroadband Xtra and Fleet Xpress.
Inmarsat has refuted reports linking it with a $300m purchase of Thuraya, outlined in an article on the website Spacenews.
Inmarsat has announced the successful transition of key L-band voice and data services from its I-4 F2 satellite to Alphasat, the telecommunications satellite developed by Inmarsat in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA).
California-based startup LinkWav is offering tailored FleetBroadband airtime plans that it claims could save customers up to 50 per cent on Inmarsat annual plans.
Inmarsat has made a change to the branding of its hybrid product combining FleetBroadband with regional Global Xpress Ka-band coverage on its current single operational I-5 satellite, with the service now called FleetBroadband Xtra.
At the Inmarsat partner conference in Malta last week, the satcom provider revealed the latest news on its Global Xpress (GX) project, and announced the launch of FleetBroadband Xpress, an interim product for maritime that will take advantage of GX Ka-band functionality as it becomes available.
Inmarsat has announced that it has appointed SpeedCast as a Distribution Partner (DP) for its maritime offering Fleet Broadband, as well as Fleet One, its voice and data service for the leisure and fishing markets.
Navarino has announced that its Infinity Cube bandwidth management solution has been installed on its first vessel, Eletson’s Mt Kinaros.
Dutch maritime IT provider Port-IT has launched its new on board internet solution, Crew Wi-Fi.
The Russian space agency Roscosmos has said that its Proton Breeze M launch vehicle, the same spacecraft that will be used to launch Inmarsat's Global Xpress satellites, has completed its first launch since suffering a dramatic failure in May.
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