In a surprise move, Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it plans to sell off its commercial satellite communications business, including its maritime satcom business and direct sales subsidiary Marlink.
Marlink reports that United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has selected its WaveCall Plus VSAT services for 17 newbuild containerships, the first of which is due for delivery by the end of the year.
Marlink has announced that Scorpio Ship Management (SSM) has chosen its WaveCall Ku-band VSAT services for 75 newbuild tankers and bulkers to be delivered throughout 2015 and 2016.
Marlink reports that Paranave has chosen its WaveCall Ku-band solution for four pusher tug boats and a containership it operates on the Paraná river system in Paraguay.
Marlink today announced that it has been contracted by Stena Line to roll out its customised Ku-band VSAT service, Sealink, on 27 ferries operating in Scandinavia, the Irish Sea and the North Sea.
Marlink today announced that it has been contracted to provide its new WaveCall Plus bundle to MSC Cargo Italy’s entire fleet of 124 vessels.
The French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, known as Ifremer, has conducted a live video broadcast and conference from the mid-Atlantic during an educational event called ‘Night of the Abyss’, after Marlink enabled a temporary 1.5 Mbps bandwidth increase for the research vessel 'Pourquoi pas?'.
Marlink has announced that it is installing new VSAT antennas on all eight Neste Oil vessels and migrating the fleet to the iDirect platform.
Marlink has announced that it has delivered Ku-band VSAT services with a dedicated return link of 12 Mbps to a seismic survey vessel.
Simon Møkster Shipping has completed a ‘remote office’ project that has resulted in the company’s 23-strong fleet of offshore supply and specialist vessels becoming fully connected to the Microsoft Lync platform via its installed VSAT systems.
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