Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Maritime News

Ship’s Anchor Suspected for Tonga’s Internet Blackout

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The South Pacific nation of Tonga has been all but cut off from the internet this week after an undersea cable connecting...

January 24, 2019
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Monday, November 25, 2013
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
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Maritime News

Swire Pacific’s Fleet Gets Unlimited Internet Access

Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a Singapore-based leading service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, is upgrading to Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband (FB) Unlimited plan. The “all-you-can-eat” service will be provided...

May 28, 2013
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Monday, October 8, 2012
Laser Internet Satellite
Uncategorized

At-Sea Internet with Frickin’ Laser Beams

gCaptain readers struggling with slow internet connectivity at sea will be excited by recent news from the Virginia-based company Laser Light.  The company is planning to launch the world’s first commercial satellite...

October 8, 2012
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Monday, June 25, 2012
Press Releases

350Mbps VSAT Service Announced Aboard World’s Largest Cruise Ship

O3b Networks today announced a milestone multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to provide high-speed satellite-delivered broadband service aboard the world’s largest cruise ship. By summer 2013,...

June 25, 2012
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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Maritime News

NYK To Upgrade Entire Fleet To Broadband

Is your ship still relying on text-only emails sent via the GMDSS terminal. Most still are but this is a truly antiquated way to run a fleet of ships, especially...

March 21, 2012
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Monday, March 12, 2012
Launch Of A Communications Satellite At Vandenberg AFB
Maritime News

Internet Aboard Ship – New Satellite Installations To Double

Do you have access to gCaptain both on land and at sea? If you answered no then space communications consulting firm Euroconsult has good news. On Friday, they released new figures...

March 12, 2012
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Maritime News

For Shipping Industry, Social Media Is Here To Stay [REPORT]

Marine and offshore e-marketplace, ShipServ, this week released the results of its annual Internet Use in Shipping Survey at the SmartShipping conference in Singapore. This year’s report revealed that the...

October 26, 2011
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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
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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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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: 2

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
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Seatel Marine VSAT Antenna
Blog

Marine VSAT – Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet, 1

To start our series on Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet at sea we will first take a look at VSAT technology. The remaining posts of this series will look at...

December 28, 2010
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Saturday, December 18, 2010
Breaking Free Of Company Internet
Blog

Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet

gCaptain’s growth has been phenomenal and we have you, the reader, to thank! But no matter how good our content is, no matter what we do to support our readers...

December 18, 2010
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Uncategorized

Eye Of The Sea – World’s First Live Underwater Webcam

Wired Science brings us news of MBARI‘s Eye Of The Sky, the world’s first deepwater webcam: The first deep-sea webcam was successfully installed on the floor of California’s Monterey Bay...

October 6, 2009
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Uncategorized

1.2 Gbps Bandwidth Via Satellite – Possible But Will It Be Available At Sea?

Here at gCaptain many of our readers browse the site via slow shipboard internet connections so we spend a considerable amount of time attempting to make the site bandwidth friendly....

January 14, 2009
Total Views: 5

Monday, December 22, 2008
Uncategorized

Undersea Cable Repairs Are Underway in Mediterranean

A French team of engineers on board the cable repair ship Raymond Croze have begun to repair the underwater cables that were severed late last week in the Mediterranean.  The...

December 22, 2008
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Uncategorized

Incredibly Small Satellite Antennas For Ocean Broadband Internet

Our friends at Panbo bring us a sneak peek at KVH‘s ultra small broadband satellite antenna for ships. They write: Yup, at not much bigger than a Halloween goody bucket,...

November 12, 2008
Total Views: 26

Friday, October 10, 2008
Uncategorized

Fixed Rate Broadband Enters The Pacific

No it’s not Broadband RADAR but… We have some exciting news from the team at KVH Industries. Here’s a clip from their press release: Taking a major step toward expanding...

October 10, 2008
Total Views: 1

Friday, May 30, 2008
Uncategorized

Wired Ocean – Broadband Internet At Sea

  We don’t usually publish press releases on gCaptain but we can’t help to be excited by new solutions for offering “High” Speed internet at sea. Marine Norway points us...

May 30, 2008
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