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IEC Telecom has joined forces with Thuraya to bring affordable quality satcom technology to smaller vessels that have limited onboard space. Orion Edge V enables a VSAT-like communications experience over L-band with access to a cloud-based system offering a wide range of telecom services.

KVH Industries has announced that Furuno is offering AgilePlans maritime VSAT connectivity in Japan.

Satcom Global has signed a strategic agreement with satellite solution provider Intellian, to take the new C700 Iridium Certus terminal to market. The agreement will see Satcom Global install a significant number of C700 terminals across its global customer base by the end of 2021, as part of an extensive volume commitment.

“As the maritime industry invests 4.77 billion USD by 2025 on satellite communication to increase efficiency and improve services, sustaining a reliable internet connection is fundamental to every maritime asset,” says Claus Nielsen, COO of KebNi, a supplier of technologies for safety, precision and stabilisation.

IEC Telecom Group has debuted OneGate Marine Compact to equip small and medium sized vessels in Asia, with VSAT-like connectivity by optimising L-Band capacity.

Singapore based PACC Ship Managers (PaccShip) has chosen to extend its supply relationship with Satcom Global, renewing their contract for Aura VSAT for an additional 3-year period. Satcom Global has supported over 50 PaccShip managed vessels with Ku-band connectivity since 2017, with an additional 5 vessels due to join the Aura network later this year.

In Valour Consultancy’s latest maritime connectivity report, “The Future of Maritime Connectivity – 2020 edition”, Marlink Group remained the largest retail service provider for VSAT communication services in 2019. The global service provider increased its revenue market share from 23.1 per cent in 2018, to 23.9 per cent in 2019, writes Joshua Flood, senior research consultant at Valour Consultancy. 

Marlink is strengthening its position as a Smart Network Solutions provider with its new ‘Above and Beyond’ campaign.

German Hartmann Shipping Services has signed a major new service upgrade agreement with Marlink that will see Hartmann move from an allowance-based VSAT connectivity to an unlimited Committed Information Rate (CIR) service.

Intellian has launched the latest addition to its next generation GX range of antennas: the GX60NX, designed specifically and now type approved for use with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band VSAT network.

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