Inmarsat, working with Global Xpress reseller Network Innovations (NI) and its partner Fusion Marine Technology, has signed a contract with Alaskan Leader Fisheries to install Fleet Xpress for its fleet of ships operating in the Bering Sea.
Cobham SATCOM has developed a new version of its SAILOR 900 Ku-band VSAT antenna, which features an upgraded Block Up Converter (BUC) with the potential to deliver higher uplink bandwidths than the company’s existing technology.
Satellite operator SES has exercised its call option on the stock of O3b Networks, and has now offered to acquire all the remaining shares of O3b, having reached agreement with all other shareholders and gained the necessary regulatory approvals. The completion of the transaction is expected on 1 August 2016.
Marlink and SpeedCast have signed new ‘strategic alliances’ with Inmarsat, under which both satcom service providers have committed to each introducing approximately 2,000 vessels to Inmarsat’s new Fleet Xpress service over a five-year period – a total of some 4,000 new ships for the Ka-band VSAT service.
Telenor Satellite has approved the BB75 Ka-band antenna, produced by Skytech, for maritime users of Telenor’s THOR 7 Ka-band payload.
Korean satellite antenna manufacturer KNS, has announced a series of new antennas in a variety of different bands aimed at a range of different vertical sectors, including commercial shipping, fishing and leisure craft.
Telenor Satellite has announced the commercial availability of services on its THOR 7 Ka-band satellite.
Satellite operator Telesat reports that it has procured two prototype Ka-band satellites for operation in low Earth orbit (LEO), which it anticipates launching mid-to-late 2017 as part of a test and validation phase for a global LEO satellite constellation.
Inmarsat, Cobham SATCOM and Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN) have announced the largest Fleet Xpress installation project to date, with Nanjing Tanker Corporation (NTC) of China to outfit 70 ships with the Ka-band VSAT service.
Inmarsat has announced the full commercial launch of Fleet Xpress, the maritime broadband service operating over its Global Xpress Ka-band network, backed by L-band FleetBroadband as a back-up.
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