Germany-based shipping company Briese Schiffahrts has agreed a deal with Globecomm for the provision of Ku-band VSAT connectivity and related services to a fleet of newbuild vessels expected to have completed delivery by the end of the year.
NSSLGlobal reports that it has acquired 100 per cent of the shares in Marine Electronics Solutions Ltd (trading as UK Electronic Solutions), a specialist in installation, maintenance, supply and development of communication and navigation systems.
Singapore-based MSI Ship Management has completed the roll-out of Satcom Global’s Aura Ku-band VSAT service aboard a fleet of new-build cargo vessels, which came under the company’s management in 2017.
SC Group of Thailand has agreed a deal with Thaicom distributor Ship Expert Technology Company Limited for the implementation of Thaicom’s Nava maritime communications service on its fleet of approximately 30 offshore support vessels.
Ship manager Nordic Hamburg has begun the roll-out of Ku-band VSAT services from KVH on board its vessels, with installation already completed on 13 out of the 25 ships to be fitted with the systems over the course of this year.
Navarino has announced a new partnership with Intellian for the supply of antenna equipment for the upcoming Navarino Ku-band VSAT service, expected to go live in Q3 of this year following Navarino’s recent announcement of a connectivity cooperation agreement with Intelsat.
Thuraya is set to introduce a new Ku-band VSAT product, supplemented with Thuraya L-band services, that will launch in September with IEC Telecom as its first distributor.
Intellian has introduced a new version of its 85cm Ku- to Ka-band convertible maritime VSAT antenna, with the v85NX unit offering a smaller, lighter form factor with improved RF performance.
BW Group has extended its contract with KVH to add its connectivity services to 45 additional vessels in the fleet, joining the company’s existing LPG and LNG vessels that have used KVH’s VSAT systems and services since 2013.
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