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Global Eagle Sets Live Telecasts Record for Cruise Ships

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 Wins Prestigious SMART4SEA Excellence Award

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.

SES and Satcom Global Sign Agreement for Global Ku-band Network

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.

Hawaiian Telcom Announces SEA-US Cable Has Secured FCC License

Hawaiian Telcom announced that the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has approved the landing license for the state-of-the-art Southeast Asia – U.S. (SEA-US) fiber cable system. This key milestone enables the connection between the U.S. and Indonesia.

NEC Supplies New Cable System Connecting Hong Kong and Guam

NEC Corporation announced the signing of a contract with RTI Connectivity, private cable developers established by US entrepreneurs in Singapore for the optical submarine cable business, to supply a high capacity optical submarine cable for a new system connecting Hong Kong and Guam.

Hawaiki Survey Completed, Manufacturing & Permitting Progress Swiftly

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 Commissions Cebu-Negros-Panay phase 1 in the Philippines

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.

TE SubCom Begins Manufacturing C+L Repeater Technology

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, has begun manufacturing of C+L optical transmission technology, a significant advancement for cable system operators seeking ultra-wide, low-latency transmission.

RedPort and SMSGlobal Sign Strategic Collaboration Agreement

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.


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