Inmarsat Loses Monopoly in Global Maritime Distress Safety Systems

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - Britain's Inmarsat will lose its monopoly in maritime safety communications after the International Maritime Organisation gave Iridium and China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System the green light to develop competing systems. Inmarsat's shares fell as much as 14 percent after U.S.-based Iridium said late Monday its network had been recognised as … [Read more...]

Satellites Reshaping How Traders Track Earthly Commodities

By Aaron Clark and Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) -- A lump of coal is scooped onto a truck bed in Australia, driven to a port, loaded on a ship, piloted across the ocean to a dock in China, piled into a train car and delivered to a power plant. And it would all happen under the watchful eyes of coal traders, if a fleet of new satellite tracking firms can deliver on … [Read more...]

gCaptain LIVE E17 – Unboxing The Iridium inReach Text Messenger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m9jp417rss In today’s edition of gCaptain LIVE our Founder, John Konrad will show you how to send and receive text messages at sea with the Iridium powered Delorme inReach SE.   Also Mentioned in this episode: ACR ResQLink+ PLB Delorme InReach Explorer with Chartplotter Ripcord Rescue … [Read more...]

Inmarsat Launches ‘Game-Changing’ Fleet Xpress Service

Global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) on Wednesday launched its highly anticipated Fleet Xpress, a new service that promises a "new era" in maritime satellite communications and guaranteed high-speed connectivity from anywhere on the world's oceans. The service is the first globally available, high-speed broadband service for maritime and … [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...]