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Solstad Offshore Signs Up for Inmarsat Fleet LTE for its North Sea Vessels

Sep 28, 2021

The Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has signed a deal with Inmarsat for its new Fleet LTE service, which will cover the connectivity needs of multiple Solstad Offshore vessels in the North Sea.Mobile satellite communications firm Inmarsat explained that offshore vessel operators usually buy LTE and VSAT connectivity separately, using LTE when within range of shore, rigs, or wind farm networks then relying on the crew to switch manually to VSAT beyond 4G coverage limits…

Marlink Equipping Solstad Offshore Fleet with Starlink Connectivity

Jan 11, 2023

Maritime satellite communications services firm Marlink is equipping Solstad Offshore vessels with Starlink connectivity integrated with the Sealink VSAT, L-band backup, and 4G services.'Solstad Offshore is the first offshore vessel operator…

Inmarsat to Roll Out IoT Solution to More than 60 Zamil Offshore Vessels

Nov 30, 2022

Inmarsat, a mobile satellite communications services provider, will roll out an Internet-of-Things (IoT) solution to more than 60 of Saudi-based Zamil Offshore's vessels in the Gulf area.The solution - powered by Fleet Connect and Fleet Data…

Solstad Offshore Wraps Transition of All Fleet Connectivity to Marlink

Sep 29, 2022

Maritime satellite communications company Marlink said Thursday that it had secured overall responsibility for the provision of hybrid network connectivity to the Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore. In January 2020, Solstad Offshore renewed its connectivity contract with Marlink…

Uniwise Offshore Boosts OSV Fleet Cyber-Security with Inmarsat's Fleet Secure UTM

Sep 27, 2022

Uniwise Offshore, a Thailand-based offshore support vessel (OSV) company, has boosted cyber-security standards across its OSV fleet by adopting technology from Inmarsat, a mobile satellite communications specialist.'With reliable connectivity delivered by Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress…

Inmarsat's 3-in-1 Network Solution Helps Norwegian Offshore Vessel Owner Meet Needs of Charterers and Crew

May 25, 2022

Norwegian owner and operator of offshore service vessels Golden Energy Offshore is deploying Inmarsat’s Fleet LTE service to meet the growing data requirements of modern offshore operations and support sustainability.Headquartered in Ålesund…

SWiG's Wireless Acoustic Standard to Improve Comms Between Offshore Vessels & Subsea Vehicles

May 23, 2022

Subsea Wireless Group (SWiG) has launched a new wireless acoustic standard to improve communication between offshore vessels and the vehicles used in underwater inspection, maintenance, and repair.SWiG, an oil and gas industry network with members from all parts of the supply chain…

Maritime Comms Specialist Inmarsat Attracts First Offshore Wind Client

Mar 23, 2022

Mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has reached an integrated connectivity agreement with Norwind Offshore, a Norwegian offshore wind vessel owner established in 2021.The agreement covers connectivity and digitalization needs for…

Marlink's Hybrid Network Solution for Subsea 7's Global Fleet

Feb 22, 2022

Marlink, a smart network solutions provider, will provide a global hybrid network solution to vessels operated by Subsea 7, a subsea installation giant in the offshore energy industry space.Marlink will provide a secure hybrid network solution to Subsea 7…

Golden Energy Offshore Signs Up for Inmarsat's Fleet LTE

Feb 02, 2022

Mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has secured a contract with the Norwegian offshore support vessel owner Golden Energy Offshore to provide its three-in-one network service Fleet LTE, to meet the needs of vessel charterers, crew…

Jan De Nul Hires Castor Marine to Connect Its Whole Fleet

Oct 05, 2021

Offshore installation and dredging contractor Jan De Nul Group has moved its entire fleet of 82 units to Castor Marine’s global VSAT and Iridium connectivity network on a long-term contract.Castor Marine will provide global VSAT internet and…

Inmarsat Wins Court Case over 5G Use in The Netherlands

Jul 01, 2021

A Dutch court on Wednesday ruled in favor of Inmarsat in a dispute over the use of 5G bandwidth in the Netherlands, ordering the government to suspend a decision to reserve the bandwidth for telecommunications as of Sept. 1, 2022.Inmarsat currently uses the 3…

Marlink Wraps ITC Global Buy

May 03, 2021

Maritime connectivity and IT solutions provider Marlink Group has completed the acquisition of ITC Global from Panasonic.'The acquisition, backed by Apax Partners sas, marks another milestone in the company’s M&A strategy. Within the Marlink Group…

Inmarsat, ITC Global Expand Connectivity Options

Jan 29, 2020

The global provider of mobile satellite communications Inmarsat and the Panasonic Avionics Corp subsidiary ITC Global have announced a five-year strategic collaboration.The partnership enables the organisations to combine their highly complementary…

North Sea: Inmarsat Targets OSVs

Dec 04, 2019

British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat plc will extend its service portfolio for customers with the launch of Fleet LTE, following an agreement with subsea fibre and offshore LTE network operator, Tampnet.The new service which…

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