Christmas has come a week early for Inmarsat as the company has announced that it is to acquire distribution partner Globe Wireless for $45 million, while also confirming the signing of a deal to make its largest maritime partner Astrium Services a distributor for Global Xpress.
Globe Wireless has announced that it has expanded Ku-band coverage in the Indian Ocean and South Atlantic.
Maritime Payment Solutions has reported that its ShipMoney programme has won a new customer, an unnamed Norwegian ship management company that operates a fleet of dry cargo vessels, offshore supply vessels and barges.
KVH and Globe Wireless have both announced that they have both taken measures to assist Filipino seafarers in staying in touch with home in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Globe Wireless has announced that NSB (Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft) will standardise 85 vessels of its fleet with the Globe iFusion system.
Norwegian shipping company Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi AS is to implement the Dual Globe iFusion system from Globe Wireless as the communication solution for both the SKS Tankers Holding AS and KGJS Cement Holding AS fleets.
Globe Wireless has announced it has reached the milestone of surpassing one million GSM minutes per month on its Globe Mobile system.
Globe Wireless has launched a new prepaid Visa card programme for captains and crew members, to reduce the need to send cash to ships by increasing the use of electronic transfers.
Globe Wireless has announced the latest software release, R6, for its Globe iFusion satellite communications system, adding a Fixed-Multiple Voice option for FleetBroadband, VSAT auto-recovery tools and a pre-paid/sponsored e-mail solution.
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