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Airbus steps off the commercial satbus
Airbus steps off the commercial satbus

17th September 2014 – In another transformation round* Airbus Defence and Space is divesting non-core business segments ~ including commercial satcoms ~ to strengthen space based activities (launchers and satellites), military aircraft, missiles and related systems and services. This leaves commercial and para-public communication business (including professional mobile radio and commercial satellite communications services activities) outside of its portfolio ~ as they no longer fit the company’s strategic goals. […]

BT to harmonise global comms infrastructure for Glencore
mining comms

16th September 2014 – From trading offices to mining sites, Glencore is about to benefit from integrated communications, according to an announcement from BT today. The company will build and manage a new global core network across Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. Glencore Group’s operations comprise of more than 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets, and agricultural facilities. […]

UASC embraces smart shipping with maritime satellite comms
maritime satellite comms

12th September 2014 – Embracing the concept of ‘smart shipping’, UASC (United Arab Shipping Company) is deploying various technologies, including web-based fleet management, electronic document handling systems, and a better crew welfare offering. To help achieve this, it selected WaveCall Plus VSAT from Marlink to provide the connectivity […]

New intelligent oil and gas technologies from GE
intelligent oil and gas tech

15th September 2014 – GE Oil & Gas is developing industrial internet solutions with a mind to transform the work process, using data insights combined with industry knowledge. Intelligent oil and gas technologies should help to maximise production, extend important operational asset lifetime, as well as reduce operating costs. An investment of more than $250 million will develop the new technologies, largely to serve the […]

Redline spends US$2million on rugged network portfolio
rugged network

11th September 2014: Redline Communications Group Inc, a provider of mission-critical wireless networks, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of PureWave Networks. The deal will enable Redline to accelerate the expansion of its rugged network offerings to include LTE-based capabilities ~ one of several standards for wireless data communications. […]