Report: Digital Connectivity Beneficial to Seafarers’ Well-Being

A new report looking at crew connectivity on ships has revealed the emotional and operational impact on professional seafarers who are often away for up to six months at a time with limited opportunities to interact digitally with friends and family. International maritime charity Sailors’ Society, which helps seafarers and their families with welfare and practical support, … [Read more...]

Connected at Sea: Inmarsat’s New High-Speed Broadband Service Hits 10,000-Ship Milestone

Global satellite provider Inmarsat has announces its new Fleet Xpress service has commitments to connect more than 10,000 ships at sea with high-speed broadband service within its first year of service. The Fleet Xpress service launched in March 2016 promising a "new era" in maritime satellite communications and guaranteed high-speed connectivity from anywhere on the world’s … [Read more...]

Inmarsat Achieves Global Coverage with New High Speed Wireless Network

Inmarsat plc has confirmed that its Global Xpress constellation achieved global commercial service introduction in December last year. Global Xpress is a worldwide high-speed wireless network that delivers broadband connectivity on land, at sea, and in the air. The Global Xpress constellation is formed of three Ka-band, high-speed mobile broadband communications satellites. … [Read more...]

Carnival Unveils Hybrid Wireless Network for High-Speed Internet at Sea

The world's largest cruise company has released details of a new industry-first wireless network that promises internet speeds at sea up to 10 times faster than what is currently available. Miami-based Carnival Corporation announced Tuesday its new [email protected]™, a high-speed "smart hybrid" network that will combine land-based systems and satellite connectivity and promises … [Read more...]

MOL SHIP MANAGEMENT Increases Broadband on 100 Vessels

MOL SHIP MANAGEMENT increases FleetBroadband usage yet again and will migrate fleet to 6-gigabyte data plan 25 November 2013 – Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that global shipping company MOL SHIP MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. have commenced migrating over 100 vessels to the FleetBroadband 6 gigabyte … [Read more...]