Maritime Operators Embrace Digital Transformation
As maritime operators deal with challenging operating conditions, many are embracing digitalization as the most reliable way to lower operational costs and improve vessel efficiency.According to research conducted by Lloyds List Intelligence and Ovum, two-thirds of vessels use digitalization systems onboard.
Commercial Maritime's Great Migration to VSAT
Shipowners who want to get the value out of data, applications and smarter shipping have realized that VSAT is the new L-Band, says Malcolm McMasterAt Globecomm we spend as much time as possible talking to shipowners about their communications needs. It’s always a rewarding conversation because we hear about what they actually do with bandwidth,
Marlink's €622m Dividend Recapitalization Loan Pulled
A €622m-equivalent dividend recapitalization and refinancing loan for Norwegian satellite navigation group Marlink has been withdrawn from the market, sources familiar with the situation said.The leveraged loan for Marlink, which is owed by private equity firm Apax Partners, has run into the turbulence
RockFLEET Approved as Only Iridium Solution for Queensland Fishing VMS
The proven RockFLEET global tracking and messaging system, manufactured by UK-based Iridium satcom specialist Rock Seven, has been selected as one of four approved devices in a mandated scheme to install a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to all commercial fishing boats in Queensland, Australia.Under the terms of the scheme,
VSAT Connectivity for Briese Schiffahrts Fleet Expansion
Globecomm has supplied its global Ku-band VSAT service to specialist shipowner and manager Briese Schiffahrts in support of its fleet growth plans.Long-time Globecomm customer Briese is undertaking a program of fleet renewal, constructing a series of eight ‘Open Top Eco 5000’ multi-purpose vessels,
Intellian FleetBroadband Terminals Receive Japan TELEC Certification
Intellian, a leading provider of satellite communication antenna systems, announced that Intellian’s FleetBroadband terminals, FB250R and FB500R, successfully received Japan’s TELEC certification. TELEC is a leading Japanese radio equipment certification and testing organization and recently, it
Intellian to Unveil Flyaway and v85NX
Intellian will be showcase its two newest products, Flyaway and v85NX, at CommunicAsia 2018 from June 26 to June 28 in Singapore.Flyaway, Intellian’s first land-based, man-portable antenna LP100, is built to be quickly deployed and commissioned with its lightweight and airline baggage checkable setup.
Telenor Fined $96 Mln by Competition Watchdog
Norway’s Competition Authority fined Telenor 788 million crowns ($96.3 million) on Thursday, saying the country’s largest telecoms provider had abused its dominant market position.The case concerned the planned introduction of a third mobile phone network in Norway to compete with those of Telenor and Sweden’s Telia Company,
NI, Rock Seven Partner on Tracking Technology
UK-based Iridium satcom specialist Rock Seven has teamed up with Network Innovations Inc. (NI) to supply the field hardware for NI’s expansion into IoT applications in the aviation, maritime, government and land mobile sectors. The reseller partnership with Rock Seven enables NI to provide a suite of dependable,
KVH Unveils New LTE System for Offshore Internet Access
Satellite communications provider KVH Industries, Inc. announced it is introducing an all-in-one solution for boaters looking for higher data speeds and greater Internet range offshore than what the average cellphone can provide.The new TracPhone LTE-1 marine communications system is designed to provide Internet access in U.