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.
Seven additional service providers have signed agreements to provide the Iridium Certus service to the maritime sector, broadening the base of distribution for Iridium’s next-generation L-band service.
Otesat-Maritel has introduced a new cyber security system to act alongside its range of maritime connectivity systems, named IRIS.
Iridium has confirmed that SpaceX has successfully completed its latest launch of five Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, bringing the total number of NEXT satellites in orbit to 55.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has formally approved Inmarsat’s Fleet Safety service for use as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), in line with a recommendation from the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) made at the end of February.
The AST Group (AST) has announced a partnership with Thales covering the supply of Thales VesseLINK terminals for use with Iridium’s new Certus L-band satcom service.
Yahsat, a satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reports that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Thuraya, headquartered in Dubai.
Iridium is closing in on completion of its second generation NEXT satellite network, with the successful fifth launch of another 10 satellites confirmed on March 30 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carried out by SpaceX using its Falcon 9 rocket.
Radio Holland Group has agreed a global distribution agreement with the Lars Thrane company for distribution of its LT-3100 Iridium-based voice, data and tracking system.
Inmarsat and Intellian report that they have signed an outline agreement covering the design and manufacture of a new generation of FleetBroadband terminals, supporting both the existing I-4 satellite network as well as Inmarsat’s planned sixth generation I-6 satellite constellation, the first of which is scheduled for launch in 2020.
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