Speedcast has launched a range of new subscription plans for the yachting market called Speedcast Bandwidth on Demand, for use with Kymeta KyWay flat-panel antennas.
Marlink reports that it has added a new satellite to its VSAT network, expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and adding additional Ku-band capacity for ships transiting southern routes between Asia and Africa, as well as fishing vessels operating east of Africa’s coastline and out towards the Maldives and Seychelles.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has confirmed that it has approved SpaceX’s application to provide satellite broadband services in the United States and across the world, paving the way for the company to proceed with its plans for a global Ka and Ku-band network called Starlink.
Cruise company Carnival has completed the installation of Intellian’s v240MT tri-band and multi-orbit 2.4 metre antennas onboard several of its cruise vessels, the companies report, with the equipment having been specifically designed to deliver data rates exceeding 1 Gbps.
Cobham SATCOM has launched its Sea Tel 9711 Triband maritime antenna system, a 2.4m maritime stabilised antenna capable of connecting to C-, Ku-, or Ka-band networks.
The maritime satcom market (both MSS and VSAT) will grow to more than 500,000 terminals in 2027, compared to 337,300 terminals in 2017, with revenues for satellite operators and maritime service providers to enjoy a compound annual growth rate of more than 5 per cent, according to the latest report from Euroconsult.
A special event on board the Regal Princess cruise ship, operated by Carnival’s Princess Cruises brand, has set what is thought to be a new maritime satellite bandwidth record with a 1.5 gigabits per second link established on board the vessel in conjunction with satellite operator SES Networks.
SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC) has agreed to invest $4.5 million in its maritime broadband partner KVH, as part of a broader commitment to collaborate on value-added services in the area of shipping digitalisation and improved internet access at sea.
Satellite operator Thaicom has introduced a new maritime service platform called Nava, a broadband system for use in Asia-Pacific waters that will be complemented by a range of digital operational support applications.
SpaceX has successfully launched the first two demonstration satellites for its proposed Starlink global satellite internet network aboard one of its Falcon 9 launch vehicles, part of a joint payload mission alongside Hisdesat’s PAZ satellite.
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