Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Maritime News

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...

June 26, 2018
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Maritime News

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...

May 4, 2017
Total Views: 24

Monday, January 11, 2016
News

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...

January 11, 2016
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Monday, November 3, 2014
News

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.

November 3, 2014
Total Views: 2

Monday, November 25, 2013
Maritime News

MOL SHIP MANAGEMENT Increases Broadband on 100 Vessels

MOL SHIP MANAGEMENT increases FleetBroadband usage to 6-gigabyte data plan for 100 vessels

November 25, 2013
Total Views: 10

Blog

Google Nexus 7 Ad Strikes Familiar Chord

Check out this new commercial released by Google UK for their Nexus 7 tablet, featuring a homesick engineer perk up when he is able to video chat with his family back home on Christmas.

November 25, 2013
Total Views: 9

Friday, August 3, 2012
Maritime News

Inmarsat Gets A Boost

(Bloomberg) — Inmarsat Plc jumped the most in more than three years after the biggest provider of satellite services to the maritime industry posted second-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates...

August 3, 2012
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Press Releases

NYK Selects KVH mini-VSAT Broadband for Containership Fleet

Middletown, RI – June 28, 2012 – Following extensive onboard tests of maritime communications systems, Tokyo-based Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) is adding the award-winning TracPhone V7 satellite communications system...

June 28, 2012
Total Views: 2

Monday, June 4, 2012
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Maritime News

US Navy Ships To Get 4G LTE Broadband – Will Commercial Vessels Be Next?

Last week gCaptain HQ finally got upgraded to AT&T’s 4G LTE service. The local data signal is fast but has, so far, been plagued with frequently dropped calls. That said...

June 4, 2012
Total Views: 38

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Maritime News

Maersk Line Getting Wired: New partnership with Ericsson will bring cell phones to the high seas

Mobile and broadband at sea — we are officially living in the future. Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson and Maersk Line, the world’s largest shipper, announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show...

January 11, 2012
Total Views: 6

Monday, December 5, 2011
Press Releases

MTN Satellite Communications Inks VSAT Deal

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced that it will provide Costa Cruises’ new flagship, Costa...

December 5, 2011
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Blog

Speeding Up Slow Satellite Internet Connections

In continuation of gCaptain’s series Internet At Sea, How To Access The Web From The Middle Of Ocean, we bring you tips on speeding up slow satellite internet connections. It’s...

August 31, 2011
Total Views: 32

Friday, June 17, 2011
Maritime News

Maritime satellite communications industry in review [VIDEO]

Satellite communications provider Marlink has released a series of videos begging a number of questions about the maritime satellite communications industry with industry executives at the Nor-Shipping conference held last...

June 17, 2011
Total Views: 2

Sunday, June 12, 2011
Blog

Iridium inReach – Text Messaging From Sea!

Text messaging from sea has long been an option either via expensive internet at sea connections or via cheap (i.e. not reliable) systems like the SPOT Messenger, which do not...

June 12, 2011
Total Views: 31

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Blog

Wireless Internet At Sea – Made Easy!

gCaptain recently ran a series of posts looking at a wide array of options for connecting to the internet at sea. Part 2 of the series looked at wireless internet...

April 26, 2011
Total Views: 61

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Blog

High Speed On Low Bandwidth – Order Full Ahead On Slow Satellite Internet Connections

While departing shipyard on a 750′ exploratory drillship I was asked why, with over 42,000 of horespower at the props, we couldn’t get the ship’s speed into double digits. Raw...

April 13, 2011
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Friday, March 4, 2011
Maritime News

Vroon Selects KVH TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband Service for 125+ Vessels

MIDDLETOWN, RI – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) today announced that Netherlands-based Vroon has chosen the KVH TracPhone® V7 and its mini-VSAT Broadband network as the new satellite communication solution...

March 4, 2011
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Maritime News

Globe Wireless founder returns as CEO

Globe Wireless today announced that Mr. Kenneth E. Jones, founder and Chairman of Globe Wireless, has returned to the daily leadership of the company. Mr. Jones holds a degree in...

February 8, 2011
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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Blog

Internet Via Cellular Antenna – Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet, Part 3

Between my house and gCaptain HQ is a dead zone that sucks the bars out of every cell phone I’ve owned. That is until a friend suggested a MobilePro Cell Phone...

January 12, 2011
Total Views: 7

Friday, January 7, 2011
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Blog

Wireless Internet At Sea – Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet Part 2

Part two in our series on Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet looks at long range wireless internet. Everyone is familiar with this technology, plug a Wi-Fi router into your broadband...

January 7, 2011
Total Views: 22