Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. set a record in 2016 for the number of hours of live event telecasts to cruise ship passengers around the world on its MTN-TV Special Events Channel.
Fleet Xpress from Inmarsat Maritime has secured the SMART4SEA Excellence Award 2017, the most prestigious of an inaugural set of awards presented by the Greek publisher whose special focus is safer, smarter and greener shipping. The Excellence Award, which was presented to Inmarsat after the SMART4SEA Conference in Athens on January 31st, recognizes the organization best able to demonstrate technological excellence in smart maritime activity during 2016.
Satcom Global, a leading provider of global satellite communications services to the maritime and land sectors, will become a key partner for SES. The differentiated mobility solution will form a crucial part of Satcom Global’s new Ku-band VSAT service, Aura, providing seamless, reliable and high-speed connectivity to hundreds of maritime, offshore and land customers.
POWERDOCKS, LLC, a local marine developer which designs and manufactures Marine Autonomous Powered Docking Platforms (MAPDs) and BCUBE ANALYTICS INC., a provider of software applications, tools and services for enterprises using cutting-edge technologies, have joined forces to develop a new and fully integrated communications network for marine docking stations.
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, announced the completion of the route survey for Hawaiki, the 14,000 km transpacific cable system scheduled for completion in mid-2018. Additionally, cable and repeater manufacturing for the system continues unabated at SubCom’s Newington, N.H. USA facility, while the permitting process for implementation of Hawaiki is progressing as planned.
Prysmian Group announced the successful commissioning of the submarine power cable link to connect Negros and Panay Islands in the Philippines. This is the first stage of the project CNP-1 (Cebu-Negros-Panay phase 1), awarded to Prysmian Group by the Filipino grid operating company NGCP (National Grid Corporation of the Philippines). This project is part of a larger development plan provided by NGCP, to strengthen the Country’s power transmission network.
Global Marine Systems Limited, a world leader in subsea cable system design, installation and maintenance, announces that it has been awarded the renewal of the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement (ACMA), alongside its Atlantic partner for maintenance services, Orange Marine. The new contract began on January 1, 2017, and runs for five years, through to December 2021.
International submarine cable consulting firm Pioneer Consulting has been selected to oversee the procurement support for the construction of a new submarine fiber optic cable system by Southern Cross Cables Limited (SCCL). The Southern Cross NEXT cable system will be constructed and operated by SCCL to connect Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
RedPort Global and SMSGlobal announced the beginning of a strategic collaboration to develop satellite communications solutions for the maritime and enterprise markets. The collaboration will bring together a wide range of business, operations and crew communication services from each company to provide a new satellite optimization platform for any vessel or remote workgroup.