Satcom service provider Otesat-Maritel has announced that it has been chosen by ship management company Chandris to provide FleetBroadband and value-added services. Both companies are based in Greece.
Alphasat, designed and built by Astrium for Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA), has left Astrium’s facilities in Toulouse after completion of its final integration and test campaign and is now en route to Kourou, French Guyana, to be prepared for its launch aboard an Ariane 5, scheduled for the end of July.
Turkish chemical tanker company Chemfleet is to implement Inmarsat FleetBroadband services across 21 of its vessels.
Cobham SATCOM has announced the launch of a new SAILOR FleetBroadband Dual Antenna solution, designed to secure uninterrupted data and voice communications on vessels.
Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a Singapore-based service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, is upgrading from Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband (FB) 5GB service to the FB Unlimited plan.
Inmarsat has reported an increase of almost nine per cent in maritime revenues for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period last year, partly as a result of the price rises it has introduced on its FleetBroadband and E&E services over the last year.
Astrium Services has upgraded its SkyFile Mail software, which is now available for all types of FleetBroadband terminals and compatible with tablets and smartphones.
Inmarsat has announced that Beltship Management Limited (BML) has deployed its FleetBroadband Unlimited service across all six of the bulk carriers it manages for Vale, a Brazil-based mining company.
Globe Wireless has announced that NSB (Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft) will standardise 85 vessels of its fleet with the Globe iFusion system.
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