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Viasat Buys Inmarsat for $7.3 Billion

Nov 08, 2021

Viasat agreed to buy British rival Inmarsat on Monday in a $7.3 billion deal to broaden the U.S. based company’s satellite and land-based communications services.The takeover of London-based Inmarsat comes just two years after it was taken private in a $3.4 billion deal by a consortium of British-based Apax partners, U.S.-based Warburg Pincus and two Canadian pension funds.While Viasat offers connectivity and communications services to residential…

Marlink Signs with OneWeb

Feb 14, 2022

Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb and smart network solutions provider Marlink have joined forces to bring OneWeb’s high-speed, low latency connectivity to the maritime, energy, enterprise and humanitarian sectors…

Communications: The Role of Secure Telecommunications in Offshore Wind Ops

Oct 29, 2021

While maintaining the integrity of power supply, digitalization and the integration of data have been prioritized in the energy transition process, ensuring a robust telecommunications infrastructure is essential for operational success. A well…

Intellian, Inmarsat Launch New FleetBroadband Terminals

Oct 19, 2021

Intellian received type approval from Inmarsat for its new FB250 and Fleet One L-band terminals, making it one of the first to market with user terminals for operation on Inmarsat’s catalyst L-band network, ELERA. The FB250 is a multi-functional terminal…

Castor Marine Expands North Sea 4G Network

Jul 06, 2021

Castor Marine signed a reseller agreement with Tampnet, an offshore 4G LTE network operator in the North Sea, and immediately went to work for its first 4G Tampnet client: supply 4G LTE offshore connectivity to the WTW vessel Keizersborg.With this deal…

Inmarsat's LTE Network to Cover Gulf of Mexico Offshore Vessels

Sep 24, 2020

Global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat plans to extend its Fleet LTE coverage for offshore service vessels to the Gulf of Mexico.Inmarsat said that the decision to expand in the Gulf of Mexico followed successful trials with V…

Inmarsat Offering Crews Discounted Voice Calls

Apr 02, 2020

Inmarsat has formalized a 50% discount for crew voice calling services available for up to 40,000 ships in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on seafarer well-being.The maritime satellite service provider is also ensuring that…

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…

Solstad Reups, Expands Deal with Marlink

Jan 29, 2020

Norwegian offshore services and supply vessel company Solstad Offshore has renewed its connectivity contract with Marlink, committing 65 offshore vessels to Sealink, Marlink’s high-throughput Ku-band VSAT service. Solstad’s vessels will be provided…

Speedcast Offers Intellian v240MT Antenna

Mar 07, 2019

Satellite communications provider Speedcast International said it will begin to offer Intellian’s v240MT antenna to customers in the cruise and offshore energy sectors.The v240MT is Intellian’s next generation, tri-band and multi-orbit 2.4 meter antenna for use on Ku…

2G and 4G Coming to the Goliat Field

Mar 07, 2019

Vår Energi AS, operator of the Goliat field in the Barents Sea, announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement with Telenor Maritime to equip the field with 2G and 4G networks, in an effort to improve safety and emergency response capability in the region…

Wind Energy Marine Selects NSSLGlobal

Oct 30, 2018

NSSLGlobal signed a three-year contract with offshore support vessel provider Wind Energy Marine.The contract comprises the deployment of NSSLGlobal’s FusionIP VSAT terminal alongside its Oceanic Dynamics system aboard Wind Energy Marine’s new…

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