SpeedCast has announced the acquisition of satcom provider Geolink Satellite Services, a subsidiary of the CETel Group that serves the Africa region.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has announced that its THOR 7 Ka-band satellite has arrived safely at the Guiana Spaceport in Kourou ahead of its scheduled launch in mid-April.
Milano Teleport reports that it has improved its C-band VSAT coverage, with an increase of 35 per cent in available capacity for the company’s customers.
KVH is expanding the capacity of its mini-VSAT network in South America to accommodate increasing demand for satellite communications in the region.
The Rhode Island-based provider is upgrading capacity on South American satellite beams, which it says will deliver as much as three times the forward and return link capacity for its VSAT customers.
One of the expanded capacity areas will cover increasing demand coming from the Brazilian offshore oil and gas industry and Amazon boat traffic. A second upgrade will apply to services for the Pacific coast, increasing capacity for merchant vessels operating out of the major ports, as well the continent’s mining industry, centred largely around the Andes.
“Increased merchant activity in South America is dependent on satellite communications to optimise operational efficiency and also help vessels increase their safety and security by means of connectivity from remote locations,” says Brent Bruun, executive vice president of KVH’s Mobile Broadband Group.
“With mini-VSAT Broadband coverage addressing offshore waters and major rivers inland, such as the Amazon and the Parana, vessels now have a safer, more secure way to transport people, equipment, and finished goods within this large continent.”
KVH’s mini-VSAT network consists of 19 Ku-band transponders and three C-band beams.
Airbus Defence and Space has reported that it has doubled its VSAT capacity in the Caribbean in preparation for increased traffic and activity in the region over the winter period.
Intellian has reported that the first Global Express (GX) tests have taken place on its GX60 and GX100 VSAT terminals.
Dutch maritime IT provider Port-IT has launched its new on board internet solution, Crew Wi-Fi.
Imtech Marine this morning announced that it has expanded its Global Ku-band VSAT network with additional coverage above Europe.
Airbus Defence and Space reports that it has expanded its Ku-band VSAT coverage in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
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