Satellite communications company Speedcast has filed for bankruptcy under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, citing the global COVID-19 pandemic and impact this has had upon Speedcast’s cruise line customers. These dynamics made it impossible for Speedcast to complete its planned equity raise – or any recapitalisation transaction – outside of the Court-supervised chapter 11 process.
Iridium Communications has announced the first seven companies it has authorised to provide its Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) services, planned for commercial introduction in the first half of 2020.
Color Line has signed a multi-year, fully managed communications contract with Speedcast for its Color Carrier vessel.
Speedcast has signed a multi-year agreement with SK Offshore & Marine (SKOM), the chartering division of large Malaysian offshore support vessel (OSV) provider Nam Cheong, to deliver Ku-band VSAT services for 17 SKOM vessels.
A new era of vessel operations requires relationships that generate value from end to end, writes Tim Bailey, EVP of Product, Marketing and Business Development, Speedcast
Digitalisation is having a profound impact on how shipowners and managers run their business and what they want from their technology partners. Perhaps the most important factor in designing a digital strategy is developing a clear understanding of your business goals.
Speedcast International has signed a partnership agreement with India’s VSAT service provider Nelco, a Tata Enterprise, to offer seamless global communications while at sea in Indian waters.
Speedcast has announced that it is to offer Intellian's tri-band and multi-orbit v240MT antenna to its cruise and energy customers.
Speedcast reports that it has signed a new contract to expand its existing relationship with Carnival Corporation for the provision of communications and value-added services across Carnival’s global fleet of cruise ships.
Speedcast has announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Globecomm Systems for an estimated net purchase consideration of US$135 million, which will see the company take on Globecomm’s maritime satellite communications business along with its operations in the enterprise and government market sectors.
The maritime satellite bandwidth record has been smashed yet again, for the third time in six months, with Carnival Cruise Line delivering a combined 3.174 Gbps connection to its new vessel Carnival Horizon at the ship’s naming ceremony in New York.
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