Space News has reported that Apax and Airbus Defence and Space are close to agreeing a deal on the sale of the latter’s mobile satellite communications services division, which Airbus originally bought from Apax in 2011.
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has chosen Marlink to deliver VSAT broadband connectivity with unlimited traffic volume across its fleet of newly built containerships, including the recently named 18,800 TEU MV Barzan.
Marlink has signed a partner agreement with Tampnet which will see 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) services added to its VSAT and MSS (Mobile Satellite Services) portfolio in the North Sea.
In this edition of CEO Insights – Tore Morten Olsen, head of maritime business, Airbus Defence and Space.
Digital Ship’s ‘CEO Insights’ feature asks the leaders of maritime IT companies to give their views on what makes a successful business in the sector, and how they go about the daily running of a shipping technology company.
Marlink reports that it recently delivered a temporary download speed increase of 400 per cent for the Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV), Stril Server, while it carried out operations on a UK wind farm.
Marlink is to provide VSAT services for the entire fleet of the international dredging and offshore contractor Van Oord, a contract expected to include 30 vessels by the end of 2015.
MSC Cruises has become the first cruise line in the world to begin to roll out the latest iDX 3.2 software and X7 modem from iDirect, with the aim of optimising its VSAT communications with higher throughput and improved functionality.
Airbus Defence and Space has added five new members to its Field Service Alliance (FSA), bringing the total number of partners in its maritime VSAT network to ten.
Marlink has signed a strategic partnership agreement with maritime IT provider Palantir, which will see Palantir’s products added to Marlink's portfolio of satcoms and value added services.
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.
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