Astrium Enhances VSAT Coverage in the Barents and Mediterranean Seas

Oslo, 31 October 2013 – Astrium Services, the global innovative provider of satellite enabled telecom solutions, is expanding its already comprehensive global VSAT coverage following the signing of new separate Ku-band capacity agreements with Eutelsat and SES. Enhanced capacity on Eutelsat’s E36B will provide improved services and more bandwidth for Astrium … [Read more...]

Imtech Marine Extends VSAT Coverage to Indian Ocean

Imtech Marine has upgraded and extended the coverage of its Global VSAT Network. In addition to its wide network, Imtech Marine can now offer VSAT coverage in the Indian Ocean, roughly between Tanzania, Ethiopia, Madagascar, India and Indonesia, which is an important and busy area for the international maritime industry. Imtech Marine offers a reliable, cost effective and … [Read more...]

Following a Ship Around With a Satellite Beam is Not a Business

In part two of my conversation with consultant, analyst and blogger Tim Farrar, we dive a little deeper into the undergrowth: what the High Throughput Satellite (HTS) upgrade path looks like and how to tell perception from reality, how the recent competition stacks up to the incumbent and what new opportunities may be out there for those vessel owners prepared to seek new … [Read more...]

Stolt Tankers to Get High-Speed Internet at Sea

While at Nor-Shipping 2013, Marlink announced that Stolt Tankers has chosen the Sealink Global Ku-band VSAT service to upgrade its entire fleet of deep sea and regional tankers.  The contract, signed in April 2013, covers the provision of Sealink to 90 tankers, resulting in significant bandwidth enhancements across the fleet, meeting Stolt’s changing connectivity … [Read more...]

Hartmann Reederei Upgrades Their 74 Ships with Marlink VSAT

Oslo, 23 April 2013 – German ship operator Hartmann Reederei has chosen Marlink to supply standardized Ku-band VSAT services to a diversified fleet of 74 vessels for an initial three-year duration. Hartmann Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG is headquartered in Leer, and encompasses the entire value-added chain of shipping, covering all activities in the maritime transport and … [Read more...]