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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:09

First resellers for Iridium Certus announced

Iridium has confirmed the names of the initial maritime launch partners for its next generation Certus L-band satellite service, with Marlink, Speedcast, Applied Satellite Technologies Ltd (AST) and Satcom Global the first four companies appointed as global resellers, while Arion will act as a regional partner focusing on the Asian market.

UK-headquartered shipmanagement company Carisbrooke Shipping has agreed a deal with Marlink Group company Telemar to become its preferred provider of bridge system repair and maintenance services, expanding its relationship with the Group with Marlink already its existing supplier of maritime satcom services.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:43

Prepaid crew calling launched for Fleet Xpress

Marlink has added a new prepaid voice card calling facility for use with the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress network, noting that it is the first Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the Ka-band service to provide prepaid cards.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:21

De Poli extends VSAT deal

Marlink reports that it has extended its satcoms contract with Dutch shipowner De Poli Tankers, via its in-house ITC company Maritime Performances BV, to provide Sealink Plus VSAT and L-band back-up services aboard De Poli’s fleet of eight chemical tankers and two gas tankers.

MSC Cruises’ new Seaside class cruise ship has set what is thought to be a new maritime VSAT throughput record, achieving bandwidth speeds of more than half a gigabit per second via its Marlink Sealink VSAT system at its service launch ceremony in Monfalcone, Italy, at the end of November.

Monday, 11 December 2017 15:45

Marlink buys Livewire Connections

Marlink has continued its recent expansion drive in the leisure sector with the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares in Livewire Connections, a UK-headquartered satellite communications service provider with a focus on the superyacht sector.

Marlink and Radio Holland have concluded a partnership agreement whereby Marlink will take over all of Radio Holland’s satellite communications customers, taking its VSAT customer base to approximately 5,000 vessels.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 14:33

Marlink adds 4G option in Gulf of Mexico

Marlink reports that it has added new Tampnet 4G LTE services in the Gulf of Mexico, which will allow customers of its Sealink multi-band network to make use of GSM data connectivity alongside the VSAT, L-band satcom and Wi-Fi services it already provides in the region.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:40

Marlink buys OmniAccess

Marlink is set to extend its reach in the leisure market, following the announcement of a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in OmniAccess.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 14:09

Aker BioMarine vessel installs FX

Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic krill harvester fleet support ship, La Manche, has installed Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service following a deal with Marlink.

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