Iridium disrupts Inmarsat’s GMDSS Monopoly

WASHINGTON — The UN certified Iridium Communications to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, ending Inmarsat’s monopoly on the internationally required service for ships, Iridium said May 21. The certification, granted by the UN’s International Maritime Organization, marks the culmination of a five-year effort that occasionally turned nasty between fleet operators Iridium and …

YCM delivers connectivity to Monaco superyachts

Inmarsat and its regional partner SSI-Monaco have signed a strategic agreement with the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) to deliver Inmarsat services for superyachts in the region. The agreement was signed by Bernard D’Alessandri, General Secretary of the Yacht Club de Monaco, which is under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. Signing on behalf …

Iridium Continues to Attract Providers for Iridium Certus(SM)

MCLEAN, Va., June 5, 2018 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) announced today that seven additional service providers have signed agreements to provide the Iridium Certus service for maritime applications. Globecomm, Network Innovations, Pivotel, MVS USA, IEC-Telecom, MetOcean and Samsan Enterprise Company now further broaden the base of Iridium’s distribution for its next-generation L-band broadband service. …

New Land Mobile Technology Driving the Need for Modern SATCOM Capabilities

Phil Kwong, Intelsat General Corporation Industrial revolutions leave no sector or industry untouched, and the fourth industrial revolution is no different. We are witnessing the rapid transformation that’s blurring the line between the physical and digital worlds through artificial intelligence, machine to machine communications, and the Internet of Things—technologies that are touching every aspect of …

Maritime Internet VSAT Cost

Maritime internet comes in various shapes and sizes so it is important that before you start considering what to install you already have a rough idea of the VSAT Cost involved. The table below gives an indication of the different VSAT costs for several types of Antenna and Services. This list is not exhaustive and …

Gogo and Iridium Partner to Deliver Best-in-Class Aircraft Connectivity

MCLEAN, Va., May 29, 2018 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) today announced Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) as the newest value-added manufacturer (VAM) for Iridium Certus aviation terminals. Gogo has also been selected as an Iridium Certus service provider, making it the first company to design and manufacture terminals, while also providing the new L-band broadband service …

VT iDirect Extends Partnership with Kymeta to Resell KyWay™ Satellite Terminals

Herndon, Va., May 8, 2018 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has extended its partnership with Kymeta in an agreement to become an official reseller of the KyWay™ Terminal (KyWay Terminal) to its global base of mobility-focused partners. The Kymeta™ KyWay Terminal integrates ground breaking mTenna™ flat-panel …

Intelsat and Telenor Satellite Expand Satellite Partnership at 1º West

(Oslo, Norway) New, multi-transponder agreement between Intelsat and Telenor Satellite to support growth of leading Direct-to-Home platform in Central and Eastern Europe. The agreement is a long term multi-transponder agreement, which will provide Intelsat with satellite capacity for its broadcast customers on the THOR 5 and THOR 7 satellites. This will allow Intelsat to support …

Eutelsat provides equipment and satellite connectivity for NetHope to support Ebola relief effort in West Africa

Eutelsat provides equipment and satellite connectivity for NetHope to support Ebola relief effort in West Africa Paris, 15 December 2014 — Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) is collaborating with NetHope to improve connectivity solutions for humanitarian organisations mobilised in West Africa since the outbreak of the Ebola crisis. Satellite broadband equipment that will deliver …

Poland’s nc+ extends long-term Eutelsat relationship with HOT BIRD satellite capacity renewal

Poland’s nc+ extends long-term Eutelsat relationship with HOT BIRD satellite capacity renewal Paris, Warsaw, 15 December 2014 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and nc+, a driving force in pay-TV services in Poland, today announced the signature of a major contract for the renewal of nine transponders at Eutelsat’s HOT BIRD video neighbourhood. The …