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VSAT Antenna - Intellian
24th April 2024 Satcom Global Enhances AuraNow VSAT Coverage Through New Intelsat Agreement

Satcom Global and Intelsat today announced a new global agreement, driving expansion and further enhancing the global Ku-band network behind the groundbreaking flexible and scalable AuraNow VSAT solution. Read more >

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12th July 2023 Flexible AuraNow VSAT Brings Competitive Advantage to Mermaid Maritime Offshore Vessel

Global satellite communications provider, Satcom Global is delighted to share that leading international subsea and offshore services company, Mermaid Maritime, has installed AuraNow VSAT on board an accommodation vessel to enable flexible bandwidth for business efficiency and crew communications. Read more >

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29th March 2023 Arklow Shipping Commits to Long Term Contract for Satcom Global AuraNow VSAT

Global satellite communications provider, Satcom Global has today announced that Arklow Shipping has signed a new fleetwide, long-term agreement for AuraNow VSAT, and committed its new build vessels to install the groundbreaking solution offering unlimited data with truly flexible bandwidth.

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Iridium GO! exec
31st January 2023 Iridium Communications Unveils The New Iridium GO! exec, Redefining Personal Off-the-Grid Connectivity

Iridium Communications today announced the launch of the Iridium GO! exec, the innovative portable wireless access device for smartphones and laptops.

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23rd November 2022 Leading Sustainable Fisheries Austral and Raptis Upgrade to AuraNow Flexible VSAT

Satcom Global is delighted to announce that Australian fishing companies Austral and Raptis, have upgraded their satellite communications to AuraNow maritime VSAT, giving their fleets access to truly flexible bandwidth which aligns with the seasonality of fishing and supports their sustainable fishing operations. Read more >

Eastaway - X-Press Feeders
15th November 2022 Eastaway Commits to AuraNow VSAT for New Build Container Vessels

Satcom Global has today announced that Singapore based ship owners and charterers, Eastaway Ship Management, a member of the X-Press Feeders Group, has signed an agreement to install Satcom Global’s AuraNow VSAT on its upcoming new build container vessels. Read more >

2nd August 2022 Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL) Renews Satcom Global AuraNow VSAT Contract for 5 Years

Satcom Global has today announced that PCL has extended its agreement for AuraNow maritime VSAT services for a further 5 years, giving its fleet access to unlimited data with truly flexible bandwidth. Read more >

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23rd May 2022 Upgrade your vessel bandwidth instantly, with just the click of a button

Did you know that Satcom Global AuraNow is the only maritime VSAT solution allowing vessel managers and owners to perform an instant upgrade to their bandwidth? Read more >

Iridium Extreme 9575
28th March 2022 Satellite Phones Save Lives

Satellite communications can offer a crucial link to emergency services and well as loved ones in the event of a disaster. Adventurer Silvio Gentile got in touch to share his story and tips for emergency preparedness.

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Satcom Global Aura VSAT
16th March 2022 Satcom Global Enhances AuraNow VSAT Coverage

Satcom Global has today announced significant enhancements to the Ku-band network behind its groundbreaking AuraNow flexible VSAT solution. The addition of new satellites and spot beams, including many HTS assets, gives additional capacity and multiple look angles in busy shipping lanes, enhancing the customer experience. Read more >

Testing new applications with AuraNow
1st December 2021 AuraNow VSAT: Trial new data heavy applications at sea without committing to a long-term bandwidth increase

With traditionally restrictive VSAT solutions comes challenges, as demand for onboard connectivity continues to grow, yet corporate spending is scrutinized and, in some cases, operational costs require trimming. Read more >

Intellian c700 iridium certus Japan
27th October 2021 Intellian C700 Iridium Certus terminal gains type approval for use in Japan

Intellian’s innovative 12-patch C700 is the first Iridium Certus terminal to be certified for the Japanese market Read more >

VNO Elite
21st October 2021 Satcom Global launches VNO Elite; VSAT bandwidth on-demand for partners, with free hardware

With the launch of VNO Elite, Satcom Global is empowering service providers to deliver high performance VSAT satellite communications services, including true bandwidth on-demand, with minimal investment and unprecedented flexibility. Read more >

AuraNow VSAT Portal
18th August 2021 Take direct control of your VSAT connectivity with Satcom Global AuraNow

With a dedicated customer portal, AuraNow is the first of its kind, empowering vessel and fleet managers to control their maritime VSAT communications on-demand, monitoring and making changes at the touch of a button to support fluctuating data requirements, whilst saving money. Read more >

AuraNow Flexible VSAT
29th July 2021 Satcom Global launches industry first with AuraNow VSAT

Satcom Global is breaking new ground with the launch of AuraNow, a maritime VSAT solution offering unprecedented flexibility, enabling simultaneous access to high performance bandwidth along with significant cost savings. Read more >

Iridium Certus 200
22nd June 2021 Iridium Communications launches Iridium Certus 200

Iridium today announced the official launch of Iridium Certus 200, the new Iridium Certus service class offering the same proven reliability and truly global coverage but in smaller, lighter equipment. Read more >

Aura VSAT coverage featuring E174A beams
28th April 2021 Satcom Global extends Aura VSAT coverage in the North and South Pacific with Eutelsat 174A beams

Satcom Global today announced a significant enhancement to its Ku-band Aura VSAT network, with the addition of the Eutelsat 174A (E174A) North Pacific and South Pacific satellite beams. Read more >

Satcom Global and AnsuR form strategic global partnership
13th April 2021 Satcom Global and AnsuR Technologies form strategic global partnership to deliver unique visual communications technology

Satcom Global is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with software specialist AnsuR Technologies, bringing access to innovative visual technology to Satcom Global customers around the world. Read more >

Aura Network - Astra 4a Nordic and SES-12 IOR
3rd March 2021 Satcom Global announces VSAT coverage upgrade benefitting customers operating in European and Indian Ocean waters

Satcom Global is delighted to announce another extension to its Aura VSAT maritime communications network, with the addition of two new satellite beams; Astra 4a Nordic and SES-12 IOR. Read more >

Arklow Abbey
18th January 2021 Arklow Shipping chooses Satcom Global Aura VSAT for new build vessel communications

Arklow Shipping (Arklow), the Ireland headquartered ship owner and charterer, has contracted communications solutions provider, Satcom Global, to install Aura VSAT across seventeen new build vessels which will begin delivery in 2021. Read more >

Satcom Global - Iridium GMDSS launch partner
15th December 2020 Iridium GMDSS is live! World's first truly global, real-time maritime emergency service launched by Iridium

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) which covers 100% of the globe with real-time satellite connectivity for the first time, is available now from launch partner, Satcom Global. Read more >

Satcom Global awarded extension to GSA contract
15th December 2020 Satcom Global awarded a 5-year GSA contractual extension to supply satellite communications to US Government

Satcom Global has secured a five-year extension to their GSA (General Services Administration) Contract, which permits the supply of satellite airtime and equipment to US Government departments and agencies. Read more >

Aura coverage map with NSS-6 satellite enhancement
1st December 2020 Satcom Global strengthens Aura VSAT network with NSS-6 satellite

Satcom Global has added a new satellite to the Ku-band Aura VSAT network, expanding coverage and capacity across the North Pacific, benefitting Satcom Global customers sailing trans-Pacific trade routes. Read more >

Satcom Global to distribute Intellian C700 Certus terminal
11th November 2020 Satcom Global partners with Intellian to distribute ‘technically advanced’ C700 Iridium Certus terminal

Satcom Global has signed a strategic agreement with satellite solution provider Intellian, to take the new C700 Iridium Certus terminal to market. The agreement will see Satcom Global install a significant number of C700 terminals across its global customer base by the end of 2021, as part of an extensive volume commitment. Read more >

Safety at Sea highlights piracy on the rise in Asia
22nd October 2020 Safety at Sea highlights piracy on the rise in Asia

A recent article by global maritime safety magazine, Safety at Sea, has reported a rise in piracy attacks in Southeast Asia. Following the latest quarterly report from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), the number of incidents has surpassed the Gulf of Guinea in Africa for the same period. Read more >

PACC Ship vessel, Rising Himeiji, with Aura VSAT
5th October 2020 PACC Ship Managers and Satcom Global extend partnership with 3-year Aura VSAT renewal

Singapore based PACC Ship Managers has chosen to extend its supply relationship with Satcom Global Ltd, renewing their contract for Aura VSAT for an additional 3-year period. Read more >

Day of the seafarer 2020
24th June 2020 Day of the Seafarer 2020 calls for 'key worker' status to end crew change crisis

With many seafarers having been away from home for months and unsure when they will be able to return home due to travel restrictions, the 2020 ‘Day of the Seafarer’ observed on 25th June, will pay tribute to the sacrifice and issues they face. Read more >

Satcom Global Aura with HTS coverage enhancements
20th May 2020 Satcom Global Enhances Aura VSAT Coverage with SES-14 and SES-15 HTS

Aura VSAT is benefiting from new High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and beam enhancements, delivering superior connectivity to maritime users in popular trading routes, fishing waters and leisure hotspots in the Americas and Asia. Read more >

Smiling crew onboard ship with Aura VSAT
27th April 2020 Satcom Global launches Aura crew calling initiative to support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Satcom Global has announced a crew calling initiative which is providing free telephone vouchers to each of its Satcom Global Aura VSAT customers, as part of efforts to support seafarer welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >

Intellian v85NX, v100NX and v130NX
23rd March 2020 Satcom Global upgrades Aura VSAT with Intellian NX Series

Satcom Global is delighted to announce its flagship high-speed Aura VSAT solution now includes the very latest Ku-band hardware from the future-proof Intellian NX series of maritime VSAT antennas, including the v85NX, v100NX and v130NX models. Read more >

Iridium Certus installation
18th March 2020 Satcom Global launches new and exclusive Iridium Certus offer!

We are delighted to share with you our exclusive Iridium Certus promotion which will enable a wider variety of maritime communications users to take advantage of the high-performance communications service. Read more >

Atlantic Dream complete Atlantic Challenge
21st February 2020 North East based rowing duo, Atlantic Dream, complete Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Phil Pugh and Paul Hopkins triumphantly rowed into Antigua following the 3000 mile race, after spending 70 days, 9 hours and 11 minutes at sea. Read more >

Globalnet customer portal
21st January 2020 New and improved GlobalNet customer portal for satellite communications management

We are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new GlobalNet portal for online management of satellite communication services. The new portal is providing Satcom Global customers with an improved user-friendly platform to activate and deactivate services, buy prepay services and set up alerts, instantly. Read more >

Iridium GMDSS
14th January 2020 Iridium one step closer to GMDSS service launch with IMSO compliance letter

We are delighted to announce that Iridium has received a letter of compliance to provide Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Service form the IMSO. Read more >

LT-3100S Iridium GMDSS System
11th December 2019 Iridium Announces Satcom Global as GMDSS Launch Partner

Iridium Communications today announced the first seven companies it has authorized to provide its GMDSS services, planned for commercial introduction in early 2020. Read more >

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10th December 2019 Satcom Global to connect Atlantic Dream duo in bid for rowing record!

Satcom Global is delighted to be supporting two Tyneside-based adventurers as they take on the ‘world’s toughest row,’ sailing 3000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua, in the 2019 Talisker Atlantic Challenge starting this week. Read more >

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30th October 2019 National Cyber Security Month – Maritime Threats and Protections Explored

With National Cyber Security Month coming to an end in the UK and the January 2021 deadline for IMO regulations on cyber risk management being a hot topic, we take a look at the latest thoughts from industry experts. Read more >

7th October 2019 We ask Satcom Global’s COO Alex Stewart: ‘Why Upgrade to Aura VSAT?'

We spoke to our COO Alex Stewart to find out how our flagship Aura VSAT solution is making waves and standing out among the competition. Read more >

Satcom Global Engineering
11th September 2019 Around the world with a Satcom Global Aura VSAT engineer

We spoke to Andrew Dunning, one of our expert EMEA Service Engineers based at Satcom Global’s HQ in North Shields, who travels the world working and visiting customer vessels to install maritime satellite communications. Read more >

Hurricane satellite phone
28th August 2019 Are you prepared for this year’s Hurricane season?

Our latest article provides a timely reminder in being prepared for weather related emergencies this Hurricane season and ensuring you stay 'Connected not Stranded.' Read more >

Satphone FAQ
16th July 2019 Satphone FAQs – what you need to know!

Through our easy to follow satphone FAQs we hope to answer some of the most asked questions when looking to buy a satellite phone. You never know when you might need one! Read more >

Inmarsat Fleet One Satcom Global
27th June 2019 Inmarsat Fleet One now delivering speeds of 150kbps

Inmarsat has announced an enhancement to their Fleet One maritime communications service which will provide faster data speeds, benefiting users on-board. Read more >

LARS-Thrane LT-3100S Iridium GMDSS
24th May 2019 Iridium Certus & GMDSS: Q&A with Kyle Hurst, Iridium Director of Maritime Safety & Security

With the roll-out of Iridium Certus in full flow and the safety of mariners at sea remaining a top priority, Iridium is closing in on the final piece of the maritime puzzle with their quest for GMDSS certification and hardware. Read more >

7th May 2019 Is it time to retrofit your fire and gas detection system?

As a leading global provider of marine and offshore systems, Satcom Global works closely with customers to ensure they have the best fit safety solutions for their vessel, offshore platform or other marine environment. Read more >

James Tucker
25th April 2019 James Tucker joins Satcom Global to drive growth in Asia Pacific

Satcom Global is delighted to announce that James Tucker has joined the company as President of their Asia Pacific region. Read more >

Iridium sign GMDSS agreement with IMSO
17th April 2019 Iridium makes strides in GMDSS preparations with historic Public Services Agreement signing

Iridium yesterday took another big step forward in its path to becoming a GMDSS services provider, in signing their Public Services Agreement with the International Mobile Satellite Organisation. Read more >

Team Tyne Innovation Satellite Phone
28th March 2019 Interview with Team Tyne Innovation - Part 2

In part two of our interview with Team Tyne Innovation following their record-breaking Atlantic rowing challenge, we spoke to Phil Kite and Claire Hughes about the satellite communications equipment supplied by Satcom Global, and how it contributed to their journey. Read more >

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25th March 2019 Tribute to AND Group founder Clive Richardson

It is with sadness that we announce that Clive Richardson, a founding member and owner of AND Group, has passed away. Read more >

22nd March 2019 Aura VSAT customers successfully transitioned onto brand new SES-12 HTS

We are delighted to announce that as of today, Aura VSAT customers have been successfully transitioned onto SES-12, the brand new HTS satellite from SES, which is expected to enhance the Aura service with coverage across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

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Phil Kite and Claire Hughes
19th March 2019 Interview with Team Tyne Innovation - Part One

On their triumphant return from the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, we interviewed Team Tyne Innovation about their adventure, and in this two-part series we will share their interesting, funny, and challenging experiences.

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Sanford VSAT Aura
12th March 2019 New Zealand’s Sanford Ltd install Satcom Global’s Aura VSAT

New Zealand based Sanford Ltd, a world leader in sustainable fishing practices has installed Satcom Global’s Aura VSAT service across their deep-water and inshore fleets.

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Iridium Certus Maritime
26th February 2019 Iridium Certus is taking the market by storm – here’s the things you need to know!

If you work in the maritime industry and are still yet to find out what all the hype is about, let us fill you in on ten things worth knowing about Iridium Certus and why it’s making a splash in the marketplace. Read more >

iDirect Velocity
18th February 2019 Satcom Global upgrades Aura VSAT to iDirect Velocity Platform

Satcom Global today announced the successful migration of its Aura VSAT network to the iDirect Velocity platform. Read more >

Team Tyne Innovation
30th January 2019 Team Tyne Innovation Breaks World Record

On 23rd January at approximately 10pm, British rowing foursome, Team Tyne Innovation from the North East of England, successfully finished the 3,000 mile Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, achieving a new world record as the fastest mixed four. Read more >

Iridium Certus Maritime
17th January 2019 Satcom Global leads the way for Iridium Certus take-up with unbeatable bundle offers

Satcom Global is celebrating the commercial introduction of the ground-breaking Iridium Certus maritime service by launching a range of unrivalled offers. Read more >

Iridium Certus Maritime
16th January 2019 Iridium Certus Goes Live; World's First Truly Global Broadband Service

Iridium Communications announced today the commercial launch of its Iridium Certus broadband service Read more >

Iridium Certus Maritime
14th January 2019 Iridium: Historic Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch Campaign A Success

On Friday 11th January 2019, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and delivered the final 10 Iridium® NEXT satellites to low earth orbit (LEO). Read more >

Team Tyne Innovation
11th December 2018 Satcom Global and OCENS Support Team Tyne Innovation in Talisker Atlantic Challenge

Satcom Global along with partner OCENS, is supporting Team Tyne Innovation in taking part in the ‘world’s toughest row’ 3000 miles across the Atlantic, beginning this December.
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satcom global america office
27th November 2018 Satcom Global targets the Americas maritime industry with new facility

New office in Greater Boston to focus on driving expansion across the continent Read more >

iridium go
24th October 2018 Iridium GO! Firmware Update and Double Iridium PTT Talk Time

Iridium has released a new firmware update enabling the Iridium GO! satellite hotspot to support Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD). In addition, they have released a new Iridium Push-to-Talk (PTT) settings update, which enables users to speak for up to 40 seconds while holding the PTT button, an increase of 20 seconds Read more >

Singapore maritime customer event
18th October 2018 Satcom Global welcomes customers to 5th annual maritime event in Singapore

On Friday 12th October, we were delighted to welcome guests to our 5th annual customer event in the thriving maritime community of Singapore, along with our partner Intellian. Read more >

Study into crew connectivity at sea
10th October 2018 Seafarer study highlights importance of 21st century connections

Sailors' Society and Inmarsat have funded an innovative study in conjunction with the Royal Holloway University of London, to observe the effects of connectivity at sea. Read more >

Fleet 33 and 55 EOL
9th October 2018 Update on closure of Inmarsat Fleet MPDS Service

Inmarsat has advised additional dates for MPDS service closure. Read more >

Container ship
17th September 2018 FleetBroadband No Commitment Promotion Extended to 750MB and 1GB Upgrades

Promotion Update: Inmarsat has extended the availability of their promotional 4GB and 8GB plans to upgrading users currently on 750MB or 1GB plans. Read more >

Hurricane season
4th September 2018 Satcom Global highlights National Preparedness Month – are you prepared?

Hurricane season is now reaching its peak with National Preparedness Month (NPM) in the USA running throughout September, encouraging everyone to take precautionary measures in case of natural disasters. Read more >

Iridium NEXT launch
25th July 2018 Iridium announces seventh successful Iridium® NEXT launch

Iridium Communications Inc. announced today that at 11:39:30 UTC a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to low earth orbit, bringing their Iridium Certus service one step closer. Read more >

Prepare and keep connected this hurricane season
17th July 2018 Be prepared and keep connected this hurricane season

Hurricane season is now with us until the end of November but you can get yourself ready with a hurricane plan, helping to keep your family and friends safe and your business up and running during an emergency. Read more >

Satellite migration - inmarsat C and fleet 77
5th July 2018 New update to I-3 to I-4 migration: Inmarsat C and Fleet 77 services

Please see our latest article for notice of I-3 to I-4 satellite migration for Inmarsat C and Fleet 77 services.

Date for the Q2 migration has now been announced. Read more >

MSI vessel - Maritime Sonia
26th June 2018 MSI selects Aura VSAT for cost efficient vessel communications

Singapore based Ship Management company, MSI, has selected Satcom Global’s Aura VSAT service, to provide high quality communications to a fleet of new-build cargo vessels. Read more >

Aura VSAT velocity network enhancement
13th June 2018 Satcom Global prepares for Aura VSAT enhancements with Velocity

Aura is fast becoming a VSAT solution of choice, giving the maritime community a high performance, yet affordable option, for taking fleet communications to the next level. Read more >

Zodiac Dorset
29th May 2018 Zodiac Maritime chooses Satcom Global Aura VSAT for global fleet communications

Leading international ship management company Zodiac Maritime has extended its satellite communications agreement with Satcom Global, rolling out flagship VSAT service, Aura. Read more >

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22nd May 2018 Iridium Makes Maritime Industry History with GMDSS Approval

Iridium Communications has made maritime history after being approved to become only the second ever recognised provider of GMDSS services. The service is expected to be available from the early part of 2020. Read more >

Thuraya WE
15th May 2018 Thuraya WE satellite & LTE hotspot now available from Satcom Global

Satcom Global is delighted to announce it is now offering the world’s first dual mode satellite and LTE hotspot, the Thuraya WE. Read more >

Crew member using ipad
8th May 2018 Futurenautics survey provides latest insights into crew connectivity

Futurenautics 2018 edition of the Crew Connectivity Survey Report provides interesting insights into the thoughts and experiences of seafarers. Read more >

Thuraya X5-Touch
10th April 2018 New Thuraya X5-Touch Android satellite & GSM smartphone unveiled at Thuraya Partner Conference

Building on the heritage of a long line of successful satellite phones, Thuraya are proud to introduce the Thuraya X5-Touch, the world's first Android satellite & GSM smartphone. Read more >

Fifth Iridium NEXT satellite launch
30th March 2018 Fifth successful Iridium NEXT launch brings Iridium Certus closer

50 Iridium NEXT satellites are now in orbit as Iridium nears completion of their new global communications network. Read more >

Iridium Certus
14th February 2018 Satcom Global announced as launch partner for Iridium Certus

Iridium Communications announced today that Satcom Global is a global maritime launch partner for Iridium Certus. The commitment represents a major milestone for the Iridium Certus program, allowing Satcom Global to deliver a new choice to the maritime industry and offer what will soon become the market’s fastest L-band satellite connectivity. Read more >

Euronav VSAT
5th February 2018 Tanker titans Euronav rollout Satcom Global Aura VSAT fleet wide

Antwerp based Euronav, the largest NYSE listed independent crude oil tanker company in the world, has signed a deal with Satcom Global for its Aura Ku-Band VSAT service. With Satcom Global Aura on-board, Euronav’s fleet will benefit from a global service that provides guaranteed bandwidth via a generous Committed Information Rate (CIR). The crew will experience significantly enhanced connectivity while business critical applications are supported with ease.

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Europe VSAT
23rd January 2018 Satcom Global Strengthens European Presence to Support Aura VSAT Growth

Satcom Global today announced an expansion of its sales and engineering capabilities, to drive growth of Satcom Global Aura in Europe, as well as support the fulfillment and installation of the high speed VSAT service as its global roll-out gathers momentum. Read more >

Thuraya Satellite phones
2nd January 2018 Thuraya Satellite Phone Update: Promotions and Price Changes

With 2017 coming to an end and the New Year approaching, Thuraya has made some announcements about changes in pricing as well as promotional offers to their portfolio or handheld satellite phones. Read more >

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21st December 2017 Seasons' Greetings From Satcom Global

Happy Holidays to all our friends around the world. Wishing you all a prosperous and Happy New Year!
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Iridium Extreme Japan
30th November 2017 Satcom Global Japan appointed license to sell Iridium Extreme 9575 Satellite Phone

We are delighted to announce that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan, has granted Satcom Global an official telecoms license to supply the Iridium Extreme 9575 satellite phones and associated airtime in Japan. Read more >

29th November 2017 The Internet of Things: Iridium M2M Services and Products

More and more organisations are trialling, testing and investing in different ways to tap into the global Internet of Things (IoT) network from Iridium to enable data accessibility everywhere and maximize efficiencies and their competitive edge. Read more >

Offshore systems
22nd November 2017 Essential systems for safety and security on offshore platforms

Offshore oil and gas platforms have improved their safety and security considerably over the years following a sequence of disasters Read more >

Lisa Blair
15th November 2017 Maritime Satcoms - An interview with sailor Lisa Blair

This year, Sydney-based solo sailor Lisa Blair, broke the world record and became the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica, and Satcom Global supported her epic journey by providing the means for Lisa to communicate with friends, family and the rest of the world via satellite communications. Read more >

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10th October 2017 Successful Third Iridium NEXT Launch Brings New Services Closer to Life

Iridium Communications yesterday announced the successful third launch and deployment of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, bringing us one step closer to realisation of the Iridium Certus service. Read more >

Inmarsat FleetBroadband Promotion
29th September 2017 Inmarsat announces 'no commitment' promotion for FleetBroadband plans

This new limited time promotion enables customers to experience the benefits of a 4GB or 8GB data plan with no commitment attached. Read more >

Hurricane Satellite Communications
27th September 2017 What role does Satcoms play in the Hurricane Season?

With Hurricane season at its peak across the Atlantic, our knowledgeable team in the Americas have been working hard around the clock supporting customers in affected regions.
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Iridium SatPhones
26th September 2017 Firmware Upgrades for Iridium 9555, Iridium Extreme 9575, Iridium Extreme PTT Handsets and Iridium GO!

Iridium has issued recommended firmware upgrades for the Iridium 9555 and Iridium Extreme 9575 satellite phones, as well as the Iridium Extreme PTT handset and the Iridium GO!
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satphone firmware upgrade
7th September 2017 Is your satellite phone ready for an emergency?

Following the devastation caused by Harvey and Irma so far this hurricane season, we urge anyone with a satellite phone, preparing for extreme weather, to get it out of the box and test that it’s working. Read more >

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17th August 2017 Increase your business efficiency on-board with Aura VSAT

For most businesses operating in the maritime sector, increasing business efficiency whilst reducing costs is an attractive proposition, which is leading to the increase in VSAT installations around the world, with Ship Insight predicting that VSAT installations could double over the next 5 years. Read more >

Iridium PTT
4th August 2017 New Iridium PTT plans bring increased value to remote group communications!

Iridium has launched a range of updated plans for their Iridium Push to Talk (PTT) service, offering significantly increased value for group communications on the move. Read more >

Cyber Security Maritime
1st August 2017 Cyber Security Threats To The Maritime Industry: Planning, Precautions and Procedures

Satcom Global are closely monitoring the evolving threats and ensuring that our customers receive appropriate advice. With that in mind, we also want to share some high-level tips and suggestions that customers can adopt to make improvements to their vessel network security quite quickly. Read more >

Lisa Blair
25th July 2017 Lisa Blair becomes the first woman to solo sail Antarctica

Adventurer Lisa Blair has sailed straight into the record books, becoming the first female to solo circumnavigate Antarctica. Hear all about her amazing journey and arrival back in Albany in our latest article. Read more >

BGAN Service
20th July 2017 BGAN Your Way: Which BGAN service is for you?

To help navigate the key features and differences of the BGAN services on offer, we have created a BGAN Your Way service comparison chart which describes the services in detail, highlighting who they are suited to. Read more >

Helen Blake
28th June 2017 Interview Part 2 with Alex Stewart: Get to know our new head of Technical Support, Helen Blake, and her new team

In the second instalment of our interview with Alex Stewart, we find out more about Satcom Global's head of Technical Support, Helen Blake, and her team. Read more >

Space x launch
26th June 2017 Successful Second Launch Doubles the Number of Iridium NEXT Satellites in Space

SpaceX delivers 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit, continuing infrastructure build for Aireon’s real-time aircraft surveillance system and Iridium Certus Read more >

6th June 2017 Iridium Announces New Target Date for Second Iridium NEXT Launch

Second Batch of 10 Iridium NEXT Satellites Now Scheduled for June 25th Launch from VAFB Read more >

31st May 2017 Iridium Extends No Term Commitment Double Value Promotion for Iridium OpenPort

Satcom Global is pleased to announce the extension of the popular Iridium Double Value promotion which offers OpenPort service plans with double the data and/or voice allowance, for no extra cost and no lengthy commitment period. Read more >

Aura VSAT Parakou
25th May 2017 Satcom Global completes rapid rollout of Aura VSAT across Parakou Fleet

Leading Singapore based ship management company, Parakou, has selected Satcom Global Aura VSAT for installation across their fleet of tankers. The global Ku-band VSAT service is now live on eight vessels, following an eight week rapid installation programme in Asia and the USA, delivering high bandwidth quality communications for business and crew use. Read more >

Thuraya WE
23rd May 2017 New Product Launch: Thuraya WE, the Dual Mode Satellite and LTE Hotspot

Thuraya has announced the launch of the Thuraya WE satellite and LTE portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to meet the growing global demand for wireless data connectivity. Developed in collaboration with Beam Communications, Thuraya WE bridges the gap between satellite and GSM broadband services.

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fleet service closure
22nd May 2017 Inmarsat announces EOL closure for Fleet 33, 55, 77 and MPDS

Inmarsat has announced retirement dates for the Fleet 33, 55 and 77 services, as the Inmarsat-3 satellite constellation moves closer to reaching the end of its lifespan. Read more >

Global Xpress satellite launch
16th May 2017 Inmarsat successfully launches fourth Global Xpress satellite; Inmarsat-5 F4

Inmarsat has today confirmed the successful launch of their Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite. It was launched by SpaceX, on a Falcon 9 rocket at Nasa's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read more >

Alex Stewart
12th May 2017 Interview Part 1: Satcom Global COO, Alex Stewart on The Changing Face of our Technical Support Team

We recently announced big changes to our customer support function; including the launch of a new 24/7 UK based technical team and a new online support hub. Read more >

High throughput satellite
9th May 2017 The HTS Advantage for Connectivity at Sea

With a number of satellites scheduled for launch in 2017, and users increasingly pushing the limits of satellite networks with high speed data demands, we take a closer look at High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and the benefits they will bring to maritime connectivity. Read more >

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8th May 2017 Iridium 'Test Your Satellite Phone Week' - 7th - 13th May

Make sure you are prepared for all eventualities by checking your satellite is working correctly with the dedicated test line from Iridium. Read more >

Iridium NEXT Launch
5th May 2017 Successful Completion of Iridium NEXT First-Launch Satellites Activities and Second Launch Date Confirmed

Iridium NEXT satellites are actively serving Iridium network customers, while the company prepares for the second launch. Read more >

IsatPhone Upgrade
28th April 2017 Inmarsat Release IsatPhone Pro and IsatPhone 2 Firmware Update

This week Inmarsat has released firmware updates for the Ready, Robust and Reliable IsatPhone 2, and the original IsatPhone Pro, which among other benefits, will enable support for the new MEAS region and improved reported GPS location accuracy on both handsets. Read more >

Thuraya CEO
25th April 2017 It’s all change at Thuraya: A new CEO, an evolving network, improved products and services

As the Thuraya Partner Conference 2017 kicks off, we look back at a busy few months for satellite network operator Thuraya Telecommunications, who in March announced that their Chief Technology Officer, Mr Ahmed Al Shamsi, had been appointed as temporary Acting Chief Executive Officer Read more >

SAILOR MF / HF radio
21st April 2017 Cobham SATCOM issues critical software update for MF/HF radios

Cobham SATCOM has issued a mandatory software update for SAILOR 6000 Series MF/HF radios to fix an issue with possible data corruption during transmission. Read more >

8th March 2017 Satcom Global and Transas sign partnership to bring connectivity to THESIS

Transas, the innovative digital solutions provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Satcom Global to add integrated connectivity to THESIS, its unified platform for digital operations on ships and in shore-based offices.

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Aura Installation
7th February 2017 Free Satcom Global Aura VSAT installation in key ports until end of April 2017*

It's no secret that maritime VSAT installations can be expensive and complicated. With Satcom Global Aura however, we have put together a limited time offer making it our mission to provide the most flexible, cost effective and transparent VSAT service on the market.

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Lisa Blair
2nd February 2017 Supporting Lisa Blair’s epic adventure with maritime satellite communications for her yacht

Satcom Global is proud to be supporting Lisa Blair as she attempts to become the first female to circumnavigate Antarctica solo on her boat ‘Climate Action Now,’ raising awareness of the effects of climate change.

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SES Betzdorf Campus
31st January 2017 SES and Satcom Global sign an agreement for global Ku-band network

SES S.A. announced today that 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. Read more >

20th January 2017 Satcom Global Announces Technical Support Enhancements

We are excited to announce a number of significant enhancements to our customer support function, including a new UK based technical support team and an innovative online support portal, reaffirming our commitment to world class customer support. Read more >

SAILOR 3965 Fire Fighter Radio
18th January 2017 Are you prepared for the new SOLAS Fire Fighter Regulations?

Next year, new SOLAS regulations come into force for vessel Fire Fighter Communications. Although seemingly a long way off, demand for two-way radios is set to soar, so we are encouraging ship owners to prepare early to ensure compliance without any complications. Read more >

Iridium Satellite Launch
16th January 2017 Congratulations to Iridium - First Ten Iridium NEXT Satellites Have Arrived in Low-Earth Orbit

January 14, 2017 marked a historic day in Iridium history – as the first payload of ten Iridium NEXT satellites were launched and deployed into low-Earth orbit (LEO) by launch partner, SpaceX.
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IsatHub iSavi
11th January 2017 New data bundles bring additional value to IsatHub

Satcom Global is delighted to update customers on the launch of a range of new MB bundle plans for IsatHub, the powerful smart device connectivity service. Read more >

Crew Communications with Aura VSAT
6th January 2017 Improving Maritime Crew Communications with Satcom Global Aura VSAT

Did you know that there are approximately 1.6 million seafarers today, and that 69% of those recently surveyed say access to crew communications at sea influences their choice of employer? Read more >

Iridium NEXT Launch
4th January 2017 First Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch Scheduled for 2017

This week Iridium made an exciting announcement regarding the date for the first launch of its next-generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.

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VSAT Packages
29th November 2016 Customisable VSAT Solutions for Maritime Vessels and Offshore Installations

Satcom Global Aura is a high bandwidth communications solution providing unlimited Ku-Band data along with straightforward mix and match options for back-up and hardware. Read more >

Satcom Global VSAT
22nd November 2016 Satcom Global Launches Aura VSAT - The Customisable Ku-Band Solution

Satcom Global today announced the launch of Aura: a global VSAT solution offering high quality, high bandwidth connectivity across a variety of customisable packages. Read more >

17th November 2016 Thuraya launches world’s first dual mode, dual SIM satellite phone: Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL

Leading satellite communications provider Thuraya has introduced the world’s first dual mode, dual SIM satellite phone. The Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL bridges the gap between satellite and terrestrial communications, allowing users to move seamlessly in and out of terrestrial coverage to enjoy connectivity in any location. With a dedicated SIM slot for satellite communications and a second one for GSM communications, Thuraya’s latest ground-breaking handset transforms usability and choice. Read more >

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10th November 2016 Successful Singapore customer event returns for a third year running!

On Friday 4th November 2016, Satcom Global welcomed over 100 valued customers to our third annual customer event in Singapore.The informal evening event was hosted by our Satcom Global team based out of our Ang Mo Kio office, as well as senior management from our UK HQ including our CEO, Ian Robinson and COO, Alex Stewart among others. Read more >

RM Capital Investment
3rd November 2016 Satcom Global receives $10 million investment for VSAT expansion from RM Capital

Satcom Global, the leading satellite communications provider announces an agreement with RM Capital, the independent lending specialist, which will see them provide a $10 million financing facility to support its expansion into the VSAT market. Read more >

IMO advisory
21st October 2016 IMO and SOLAS Communications Advisories effective from 1st January 2017

We'd like to share further updates from manufacturers Cobham SATCOM and FURUNO regarding advisories affecting communications equipment. Read more >

iridium satphone rebate
11th October 2016 Iridium Disaster Preparedness Rebate Program - Iridium 9555 and Iridium 9575 Extreme

Satcom Global is proud to help promote Iridium's Disaster Preparedness Rebate Program which is supporting access to emergency communications for the general public, safety officials and first responders. Read more >

Fleet One Cobham Terminal
28th September 2016 Inmarsat Fleet One – Is the Coastal or Global Service right for you?

In 2015, Inmarsat Fleet One Coastal entered the maritime market offering data and voice for smaller leisure and fishing vessels operating closer to shore. The service was ideal for seasonal fishermen with modest data requirements thanks to its short-term commitment plans and cost efficient data services in popular fishing regions. Read more >

iridum push to talk
20th September 2016 Satcom Global appointed as official Iridium® Push-To-Talk partner

Satcom Global, a leading satellite communications provider, announced today that Iridium Communications has appointed it as an official reseller of the award winning Iridium® Push-To-Talk (PTT) solution. Iridium PTT is the world’s first global, satellite based push-to-talk service, enabling instant and simple group communications, anywhere at the touch of a button.

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satcoms for emergencies
6th September 2016 Satcom Global Marks US National Preparedness Month!

To mark the start of 2016 National Preparedness Month (NPM), we at Satcom Global wanted to play our part in helping to ensure that you know how to keep your family, friends, community and businesses connected and protected ahead of natural disasters. Read more >

Satcom Global Global Xpress
30th August 2016 Satcom Global appointed as GX VAR for both maritime and enterprise markets

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has signed an agreement with specialised managed satellite services provider, Satcom Global, appointing them as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress (GX) covering the maritime and enterprise markets. Read more >

SAILOR 3606E Terminal
22nd August 2016 Trade-In your SAILOR 3606E Terminal and Receive $500 Credit

Customers with a SAILOR 3606E message terminal will receive a $500 credit when they trade it in for a SAILOR 6110 mini-C GMDSS system from Satcom Global. Read more >

Intellian and Satcom Global Partnership
17th August 2016 Satcom Global partners with Intellian on strategic hardware deal

Satcom Global, a leading maritime satellite communications provider, and Intellian, a global leader in satellite antenna development and manufacture, have signed a strategic partnership agreement covering the global supply and distribution of maritime satellite equipment. Read more >

GMDSS Compliance
12th August 2016 GMDSS Compliance for HF Radio Surveys after 1st January 2017

Owners and Masters of vessels equipped with HF NBDP equipment should ensure it is HF direct-printing telegraphy compliant in time for the first safety radio survey after 01 January 2017 Read more >

Inmarsat L Band Satellite
27th July 2016 Inmarsat Legacy Service Closure Reminder - Mini M and Inmarsat B

Satcom Global would like to remind customers about upcoming service closures to Inmarsat Mini M and Inmarsat B communications services as of 30th December 2016. Read more >

IsatPhone 2 Vehicular Antenna
20th July 2016 Inmarsat Launches New IsatPhone 2 Vehicular Antenna

Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 users can now experience high-quality satellite communications on the move with the new external vehicle-mounted antenna designed by AeroAntenna Technologies. Read more >

13th July 2016 Anti-virus is key for cyber security on-board

As maritime users increase their data consumption with the 21st century connect anywhere at any time culture, vessel network security is becoming ever more important as ships face a wider threat of cyber-attack and viruses. In addition, as maritime companies automate more and more processes, security gaps also increase, begging the question, what can be done to mitigate cyber risk? Read more >

Thuraya promotion
4th July 2016 New Promotions on Thuraya Maritime Broadband

To celebrate the recent expansion of Thuraya’s maritime service portfolio with the launch of the Atlas IP, Satcom Global are delighted to extend three new deals providing great value to our customers at sea across the world’s busiest shipping routes. Read more >

Iridium OpenPort
29th June 2016 Iridium Maritime Communications Update: Double Value OpenPort Promotion and NEXT Satellite Launch Schedule

Satcom Global is pleased to announce the extension of the popular Iridium Double Value promotion which offers OpenPort service plans with double the data and/or voice allowance, for no extra cost and no lengthy commitment period. In addition, the first Iridium NEXT satellite is expected to launch 12th September 2016. Read more >

Polar Ocean Challenge leaves Bristol
20th June 2016 Polar Ocean Challenge underway to highlight concerns over human impact on Arctic

The Polar Ocean Challenge, led by world famous explorer David Hempleman-Adams set sail from Bristol yesterday on a voyage to become the first ever British team to sail around the North Pole in one season. Read more >

Thuraya satphone
14th June 2016 Thuraya Satellite Phone 'Allowance' and 'Free On-Net' Plans now Permanent Offerings

Satcom Global is delighted to announce that four popular promotional satphone plans from Thuraya are being made permanent fixtures bringing continued choice and value to our handheld service portfolio. Read more >

Crew Calling
13th June 2016 Maritime Crew Calling with Satcom Global Satellite Solutions

In a world where data connections are deemed as fundamental, access to voice services often get let behind, so we wanted to take a look at the latest crew calling options available to our customers. Read more >

Iridium Certus
9th June 2016 Iridium Announces Commercial Availability of Iridium Certus in 2017

Iridium Communications announced today that the Iridium Certus service will be commercially available in the second quarter of 2017. This next-generation, satellite broadband communications service will serve users and enterprises across all industry verticals delivering a portfolio of global voice and data services. Read more >

Maritime Managed Maintenance Contracts
1st June 2016 Spotlight on...Marine and Offshore Engineering Services

Following the re-brand of AND Group as Satcom Global, our multi-lingual engineering team available to support customers worldwide, has gone from strength to strength.

Highly experienced in providing a wide range of services, we wanted to break these down for you into an easily to follow guide. Read more >

Iridium Certus
5th May 2016 Iridium NEXT – Certus is on its way to the maritime communications market!

Satcom Global is delighted to announce that Iridium Communications will launch the first set of NEXT satellites in July 2016 following the recent completion of manufacturing and testing phase of its first satellites. The finished satellites are being prepped for storage before shipping to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA where they will be launched into orbit later this year. Read more >

IsatPhone 2
25th April 2016 Latest News & Offers on IsatPhone 2 and IsatPhone Link

Check out our roundup of the latest offers and service news on the Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 and IsatPhone Link services. Read more >

AutroSafe 3
14th April 2016 Discontinuation of AutroSafe 3 Spare Parts announced by Autronica

Autronica Fire and Security has announced a discontinuation of spare parts for the AutroSafe 3 Interactive Fire Detection System. Read on for more details on upgrading to AutroSafe 4.
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BGAN for remote area communications
31st March 2016 BGAN Plan Update: Bonded HDR Discount, Geographic Money Bundles & New Prepay Vouchers

Check out our run through of recent announcements made by Inmarsat on their flagship BGAN land mobile service. Read more >

Thuraya IP Commander
23rd March 2016 Thuraya launches Military Grade IP Commander Vehicular Terminal

Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced the launch of the Thuraya IP Commander, its first ruggedized satellite broadband terminal designed using MIL-SPEC components. The terminal will be commercially available to Satcom Global customers from 23rd March 2016. Read more >

17th March 2016 BGAN Link: A VSAT Alternative and Back-up Communications Solution for Mining, Oil and Gas and AID/NGOs

BGAN Link is a leading satellite communications solution for fixed site internet service in remote locations, providing users with high volumes of standard IP data for all their business and personal connectivity. Bringing benefits such as speeds of up to half a megabit for business applications such as email, internet, and corporate VPN access, organisations can efficiently operate remote offices yet avoid bill shock with the a fixed monthly fee. Read more >

Satellite communications australia
22nd February 2016 Satcom Global Hosts Satellite Communications Supplier, Dealer and Customer Event in Australia

On Wednesday 17th February 2016, Satcom Global welcomed 40 of our top dealers and customers in the Oceania region to attend our Satcom Global Partner and Customer Event, with guest presenters from leading satellite communications networks and hardware manufacturers. Read more >

Shore based maintenance contracts
10th February 2016 Satcom Global brings on-board Marine and Offshore Systems experts AND Group

Leading satellite communications provider Satcom Global, has added marine and offshore safety and security products along with a range of enhanced engineering services to their portfolio following a full rebrand of sister company AND Group. Read more >

Atlas IP
9th February 2016 Thuraya extends maritime communications offering with Atlas IP

We are delighted to announce that the Thuraya Atlas IP terminal for maritime communications is now available at Satcom Global following the commercial launch last week. Read more >

Maritime Satellite Communications
21st January 2016 A look at the ever evolving maritime communications market

As there are vessels of all shapes and sizes from leisure yachts, and fishing boats, to workboats, tankers and car carriers, the numbers, lifestyle and therefore communications needs of the captain, crew and passengers on board differ greatly.
Read more >

IsatPhone 2 Credit
11th January 2016 January Sales: Get $495 credit towards IsatPhone 2 handset with every ‘Enhanced’ airtime plan

Satcom Global are providing all customers with a significant $495 credit when they purchase an IsatPhone 2 satellite handset and activate an ‘Enhanced’ airtime plan*.
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21st December 2015 Seasons' Greetings from Satcom Global

From all of us at Satcom Global and sister company AND Group, we want to wish all our valued customers, partners, colleagues and friends around the world a happy holiday season and best wishes for the New Year! Read more >

Thuraya Satsleeve plus and hotspot
9th December 2015 Thuraya Announces SatSleeve Plus and Hotspot compatibility with new Android Smartphones

Today we are delighted to confirm that thanks to the release of the new Thuraya app v1.1, the SatSleeve + and Hotspot are now compatible with a huge range of Android smartphones and devices. Read more >

Australia Emergency Communications
2nd December 2015 Emergency Communications as the Summer Storm Season Hits Australia

As the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons come to an end, the summer storm season across Oceania is just getting started. It’s that time of year again for our colleagues and customers in Australia and New Zealand and we want to ensure we do our bit to help keep people safe and businesses operating whilst the storms pass. Read more >

Shipping Maritime Singapore
24th November 2015 Splash 24/7 Analyses Singapore's Shipping Market

In compiling Splash’s annual Singapore magazine they sent out a survey to 250 of the top names in the local maritime sector including Satcom Global, to gauge the community on key local issues. The responses form quite a checklist for the local government to ponder if it genuinely wants to grow as an international shipping centre. Read more >

Thuraya Orion IP
10th November 2015 Thuraya extends free Orion IP terminal offer

Satcom Global is delighted to announce an extension to the free Orion IP terminal promotion from Thuraya, enabling customers to access reliable satellite communications at sea without any initial outlay for hardware. Read more >

IsatPhone 2
21st October 2015 Exclusive promotions on IsatPhone 2 now available at Satcom Global

IsatPhone 2 re-launches with best ever price on handsets and substantial discount on prepay vouchers at Satcom Global! Read more >

Customer Event
19th October 2015 Satcom Global Singapore Customer Event Returns for Second Year

On Friday 16th October 2015, Satcom Global hosted our second fun-filled customer event for over 100 of our valued customers in Singapore. Thanks to the thriving shipping and maritime industry in Singapore we are lucky enough to have a large number of our maritime satellite communications customers all in one location, and following to the success of last year were able to hold an even bigger event again this year! Read more >

13th October 2015 Are your maritime systems all up to speed? Don’t take a chance when it comes to fire detection!

Today, AND Group would like to alert customers to an important announcement from Autronica, regarding the ‘end of life support' for their fire detection range of equipment including the BS-100. Read more >

BGAN Link Promotion
8th October 2015 New promotions on Inmarsat BGAN Link

Satcom Global is delighted to announce two new special deals for Inmarsat BGAN Link. Get a FREE month's subscription with every 12 month plan, and access service mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more >

IPSignature 4
24th September 2015 Satcom Global launches IPSignature 4 with crew calling and BYOD connectivity

Satcom Global has launched a maritime system bringing seafarers up to speed with today’s ‘connect anytime anywhere’ culture, enabling everyone at sea to keep in touch with the rest of the world simply with their own device. Read more >

SatSleeve+ and SatSleeve Hotspot
14th September 2015 Thuraya SatSleeve+ and Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot Now Available to Buy at Satcom Global!

Satcom Global is delighted to announce the expansion of our Smartphone to Satphone portfolio with the release of two new BYOD (bring your own device) products from Thuraya. The Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot and the Thuraya SatSleeve+ transform your Apple or Android smartphone into a satellite phone and are available to buy from Tuesday 15th September 2015. Read more >

28th August 2015 3rd Satellite Launch for Inmarsat Global Xpress Service

Today, Friday 28th August 2015, leading satellite communications provider, Inmarsat successfully launched their Inmarsat-5 F3 satellite on a Russian Proton rocket, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Read more >

Australia website
28th August 2015 New Satcom Global Website for Customers and Dealers in Oceania

Today, Satcom Global is excited to launch our Australian website,, which will offer a platform to better support our valued channel partners and customers in the region. Read more >

Fleet One
24th August 2015 New Inmarsat Fleet One Voice and Data Bundles at Satcom Global

Satcom Global are delighted to announce the launch of three new prepaid voice and data bundles for the Inmarsat Fleet One service.
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Beam Oceana 800 Terminal
12th August 2015 More flexibility for Beam Oceana terminals & end of life announced for Beam Terra terminals

Beam Communications, leading global manufacturer of satellite communications equipment for Iridium and Inmarsat services has recently announced changes to the Oceana and Terra range of terminals. Read more >

Iridium 9505A
5th August 2015 Iridium 9505A Satellite Phone "End of Life" Advisory

Satcom Global would like to advise customers that Iridium has announced the end of life of its military secure 9505A satellite handset, a device popular with government and military personnel. Read more >

Russia Media Seminar
3rd August 2015 Satcom Global & Inmarsat Showcase Satellite Communications for Media in Russia

Satcom Global LLC Russia recently held a joint seminar with Inmarsat in Moscow, presenting the latest satellite communications solutions to Russia’s top media and broadcasting organisations. Read more >

Iridium 9555 and Iridium Extreme
22nd July 2015 New voice plans for Iridium 9555 and Iridium Extreme 9575

Satcom Global is delighted to announce the launch of two new Iridium airtime plans for their market leading handheld satellite phones. Read more >

IsatHub iSavi
20th July 2015 Smartphone to Satphone: Presenting the IsatHub iSavi

Turn your smartphone, smart device or tablet into a satcoms device using this satellite hotspot device which creates a portable, satellite-based Wi-Fi network.
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Michael Butler
15th July 2015 Michael Butler Joins BSS as Non-Executive Chairman

Michael Butler, former Chief Operating Officer of Inmarsat and current board member at Thuraya, has joined Satcom Global and AND Group’s parent company, Broadband Satellite Services Ltd (BSS) as Non-Executive Chairman. Read more >

Iridium GO!
14th July 2015 Added voice minutes brings extra value to Iridium GO! plans

On 15th July Iridium are adding voice minutes to a number of existing Iridium GO! plans, making them even better value for those looking for satellite connectivity via their smartphone. Read more >

Ian Robinson - BGF Investment
6th July 2015 Satcom Global and AND Group poised for growth after $10m investment

Broadband Satellite Services Ltd (BSS), parent company of satellite communications provider Satcom Global and marine engineering firm AND Group, has received a $10m investment from UK based organisation, Business Growth Fund (BGF). Read more >

Iridum Pilot
2nd July 2015 Double Data with ZERO Commitment with new Iridium OpenPort Promo

Satcom Global is pleased to announce the launch of a new Iridium promotion which will offer service plans that double the data and/or voice allowance on a range of popular OpenPort service packages, for no extra cost and no lengthy commitment period. Read more >

BGAN Comparison
23rd June 2015 Which Inmarsat BGAN terminal will meet your demands?

At Satcom Global we have a varied portfolio of terminals providing IP communications over Inmarsat’s BGAN satellite service, and we like to work closely with our customers and our partners to ensure we can provide a tailored solution to fit their needs. Read more >

Hurricane satellite communications
10th June 2015 Preparing for the hurricane season with satellite communications

At Satcom Global, our portfolio of Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya satellite solutions bring vital voice, SMS and reliable data communications to disaster zones during and after hurricanes when other services fail. Read more >

4th June 2015 A look at Satellite Communications for Telemedicine

Satcom Global Russia LLC recently took part in the 24th Telemedicine School to help raise awareness and share their expert knowledge on technological developments in satellite communications which could help boost the Telemedicine industry. Read more >

Cobham EXPLORER 300 and 500 BGAN
28th May 2015 Cobham EXPLORER 300 and 500 BGAN Terminals Reach End of Life

Following over a decade of success in the mobile satellite communications market, Cobham Satcom have announced the discontinuation of the EXPLORER 300 and 500 BGAN land terminals. Read more >

Iridium OpenPort
20th May 2015 Iridium Announces OpenPort Pricing and Plan Migration

Satcom Global would like to advise our customers that a number of Iridium OpenPort plan migrations are due to take place 1st July 2015. Read more >

20th May 2015 Launch of Inmarsat’s third Global Xpress satellite delayed

Inmarsat has released an initial update on the launch schedule for Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3) following the failure of the preceding Proton Breeze M launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday 16 May. Read more >

7th May 2015 BGAN Link Restrictions Lifted To Support NGOs and Aid Agencies in Nepal

As the satellite communications world rallies to provide vital communications in the disaster zone in support of these aid efforts, Inmarsat has today announced additional mobility for its BGAN Link service. Read more >

Thuraya XT-PRO
30th April 2015 Thuraya Launches the World's Most Advanced Satellite Phone - Thuraya XT-PRO

Thuraya Telecommunications Company today launched the industry's most advanced satellite phone, the Thuraya XT-PRO. Targeted at professional users across a range of market sectors including government, energy, media and NGOs, the Thuraya XT-PRO is the only satellite phone to feature built-in GPS, BeiDou and Glonass for highest accuracy and added security in every region Read more >

Unicef: Nepal Earthquake
27th April 2015 Satcom Global Expresses Deepest Condolences to Nepal Victims

In the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2016, Satcom Global would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to all those affected by this natural disaster. Read more >

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Marathon des Sables
16th April 2015 Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Marie Curie thank Satcom Global for support with live broadcasting from the Sahara

Satcom Global has been thanked by Marie Curie and Sir Ranulph Fiennes for providing them with a satellite communications solution to share the explorer's recent epic Marathon des Sables challenge with the world. Read more >

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Finish Line
13th April 2015 Sir Ranulph Fiennes completes Marathon des Sables raising almost £1m for Marie Curie

Famous explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has become the oldest Briton to complete the Marathon des Sables, raising almost £1 million for Marie Curie! Read more >

Sir Ranulph Fiennes
9th April 2015 Sir Ranulph talks to BBC over satellite during gruelling double marathon day

Sir Ranulph Fiennes spoke live on BBC Breakfast this morning during the gruelling double marathon, which demands him running 91km within a 36 hour period. Read more >

Sir Ranulph Fiennes
7th April 2015 Day 3 Complete but Sir Ranulph faces toughest day yet in desert marathon.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes yesterday completed his third marathon in the Sahara in aid of Marie Curie. No rest today however, as he faces his toughest day yet with 91km to cover in the 4th day of the challenge. Read more >

Sir Ranulph Fiennes
6th April 2015 Day One Update: Sir Ranulph Fiennes Completes First Day of Marathon des Sables

Sir Ranulph Fiennes completed the first day of the Marathon des Sables yesterday, running 36.2km in the searing heat of the Sahara for Marie Curie. Read more >

Sir Ranulph Fiennes
1st April 2015 Satcom Global to keep Sir Ranulph Fiennes connected during Marathon des Sables challenge

Satcom Global is honoured to be working with long-time supporter of Marie Curie, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, as he takes on the Marathon des Sables to raise funds for the charity. Read more >

Thuraya Orion IP
31st March 2015 Thuraya Updates Maritime Broadband Portfolio

Thuraya has announced enhancements to its Maritime Broadband portfolio of plans, with new 75MB plans and revised VSAT back-up plans. Read more >

Inmarsat IsatPhone 2
26th March 2015 Inmarsat Updates IsatPhone 2 Emergency Service Offering with GEOS

Increasingly, safety and security are paramount concerns amongst purchasers of satellite phones, who often work in isolated or volatile areas, so all post-paid Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 customers will now be able to access worldwide emergency response services from GEOS, free-of-charge. Read more >

Satcom Global BGAN Streaming
23rd March 2015 Satcom Global Streams Live Video of Space Mission 41/42 Landing

Satcom Global LLC, Russia worked closely with Roscosmos to provide a satellite communications solution to facilitate live video streaming of the landing of Space Mission 41/42, back to the Russian Mission Control Center. Read more >

Land satellite solutions
20th March 2015 What are the new developments in land satellite communications?

Working in the fast paced world of modern technology, at Satcom Global we like to work closely with our valued customers and empower them to make informed decisions about the satellite services which best fit their needs by providing the latest news from the industry.

Check out our round up of the latest updates from network providers Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya, as well as leading manufacturer Cobham. Read more >

Satcom Global Perth
16th March 2015 Satcom Global Hits The Ground Running in Perth

On Tuesday 10th March 2015, the eve of the Australian Oil and Gas Expo 2015, Satcom Global hosted an informal welcome event for our valued satellite communications customers, service providers and partners based in Western Australia. Read more >

FleetBroadband AYCE
13th March 2015 Last Call for AYCE FleetBroadband!

The AYCE FleetBroadband service will close to new activations as of 1st April 2014. Read more >

10th March 2015 Satcom Global Supports Western Australia Through New Perth Office

Following a strong year for the satellite communications provider, Satcom Global is delighted to announce the opening of new office in Perth, in order to better serve their valued customers and partners in Western Australia. The new Perth office will provide dedicated sales and account management, specializing in maritime, land, M2M (Machine-to-Machine) and handheld satellite communications, offering a personalised service to fit the needs of local companies. Read more >

4th March 2015 Customer Support Analyst Vacancy

Satcom Global are looking further strengthen the customer care team in our Bangkok office. Read more >

Fleet Media
4th March 2015 Fleet Media Available Now at Satcom Global

Fleet Media is the new global content distribution service from Inmarsat, which beams blockbusters to ships at sea via FleetBroadband, to be stored and viewed offline on the vessel's Fleet Media box. Read more >

2nd March 2015 Satcom Global Launches Japanese Website

Satcom Global is delighted to announce the launch of our Japanese language website, as a crucial step towards delivering on our commitment to offer world class support to our customers and partners, regardless of their location, time-zones or language. Read more >

Inmarsat Alphasat Transition
25th February 2015 Inmarsat Alphasat Transition

On 24th March 2015, Inmarsat transitioned all BGAN (FleetBroadband, SwiftBroadband, and Land BGAN) and Classic Aero services for the current EMEA region satellite (I-4 F2) to their more powerful Alphasat satellite. Read more >

13th February 2015 New EXPLORER 510 BGAN Terminal now available from Satcom Global

Cobham Satcom have launched the lastest innovation in their highly regarded EXPLORER BGAN terminal series - the EXPLORER 510. Read more >

Iridium 9555 Quick Guide PS
10th February 2015 Satcom Global launches Satellite Phone ‘Quick Guides’

Satcom Global will be providing our valued customers and partners with a series of easy to understand ‘Quick Guides’ to your satellite solution or satellite phone, starting with Iridium handheld satellite phones such as the Iridium 9505A and the Iridium 9555. Read more >

Global Xpress
2nd February 2015 Successful launch confirmed for Inmarsat-5 F2 Satellite for Global Xpress Service

Inmarsat has announced the successful launch of their second Global Xpress (GX) satellite (Inmarsat-5 F2) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday (Sunday 1 February). Read more >

26th January 2015 Inmarsat confirms launch date for second Global Xpress satellite

Inmarsat have announced another significant milestone in the delivery of Global Xpress with the scheduled launch of the Inmarsat-5 F2 (I-5 F2) satellite at 12:31 GMT on Sunday 1 February. Read more >

12th January 2015 Inmarsat BGAN Link Re-launched

A new, simplified BGAN Link proposition from Inmarsat that offers customers a more attractive solution for data connectivity from a remote, fixed location. Read more >

Thuraya IP
5th January 2015 Thuraya Extends Free IP Terminal Promotion

Satcom Global are pleased to inform our valued customers that Thuraya has extended its Free IP Terminal Promotion for Unlimited Plan Customers and this is now a permanent offer. For every new customer activated with the unlimited promo price plan, Thuraya will provide one Thuraya IP terminal, free of charge. Read more >

Happy Holidays
17th December 2014 Happy Holidays from Satcom Global!

Season's Greetings to all our valued customers around the world! Thank you all for you loyalty throughout 2014 and best wishes for 2015. Read more >

Thuraya XT-LITE
16th December 2014 Thuraya Launches Affordable and Reliable XT-LITE Satellite Phone

Satcom Global is delighted to announce the launch of the Thuraya XT-LITE, a scaled down version of the highly successful Thuraya XT. Read more >

Fleet Xpress Coverage
15th December 2014 Inmarsat updates maritime market on GlobalXpress developments: Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband Xpress

Inmarsat has revealed the latest news on its Global Xpress (GX) project, and announced the launch of FleetBroadband Xpress, an interim product for maritime that will take advantage of GX Ka-band functionality as it becomes available. Read more >

Customer Service
4th December 2014 Spotlight on Customer Services

Our Director of Customer Services, Geoff Davison, is making big changes to Satcom Global Customer Services to ensure our customers get the best support possible. Since joining the company this year, Geoff has wasted no time in implementing changes to Satcom Global Customer Services to improve the customer service experience, no matter where our customers are based in the world. Read more >

Hughes 9211
24th November 2014 Hughes 9211 HDR Portable BGAN Terminal Coming Soon to Satcom Global

Following its commercial launch this month, Satcom Global will soon be able to offer the newest generation portable BGAN terminal, the Hughes 9211-HDR. Read more >

IsatPhone Pro
17th November 2014 Inmarsat Announces End of Production for IsatPhone Pro

Inmarsat announces that they will no longer be manufacturing the IsatPhone Pro. Read more >

17th November 2014 Iridium Extends OpenPort® Service Double Value Promotion

Satcom Global is pleased to announce the extension of Iridium’s OpenPort Double Value Promotion until 30th June 2015. The extension of the limited time promotion will offer OpenPort subscribers promotional service plans that double the data and/or voice allowance on several popular OpenPort service packages. Read more >

Singapore Customer Event
12th November 2014 Satcom Global Entertains Singapore Customers

On Friday 7th November 2014, Satcom Global hosted an event for our Singapore based customers at the Fullerton Waterboat House. Read more >

Satcom Global Russia
28th October 2014 Satcom Global Launches Office in Russia

Satellite Communications Provider Activates Operations across Russian Federation Read more >

IsatPhone Pro & IsatPhone 2
14th October 2014 Exclusive IsatPhone Prepaid Voucher Deal

Interested in IsatPhone Pro or IsatPhone 2? With every handset sold we're offering a massive discount on a prepaid voucher. Read more >

9th October 2014 BGAN HDR Cashback Deal!

Calling all Media Companies! Admired the capabilities of BGAN HDR from afar but not yet taken the plunge? Read more >

Satcoms Accessories
8th October 2014 A Round Up of Satcoms Accessories

At Satcom Global, we are passionate about providing personalised satellite solutions, meaning that we don’t just sell you a product; we use our expert knowledge to build tailored packages to suit our customers’ individual needs. Read more >

30th September 2014 Inmarsat Introduces BGAN Link Mobility Initiative To help NGOs Efforts Against Ebola Crisis

In support of international relief efforts to contain the Ebola virus in West Africa, Satcom Global is glad to announce a speical initiative for our aid and NGO customers Read more >

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23rd September 2014 A Look at Land Satellite Services

With such a wide range of satellite services for land based users available today, check out our new Land Services Comparison guide to determine which service you should trust to meet your needs. Read more >

Inmarsat Legacy
17th September 2014 Inmarsat Legacy Services Closure Dates

From 30th September 2014, Satcom Global will no longer be able to sell legacy services Inmarsat M, Inmarsat D+, Inmarsat B, GAN and Mini-M (excepting Mini-M for Aviation) to new customers. Read more >

IsatPhone 2
11th September 2014 IsatPhone 2 in stock now!

Looking for reliable satellite communications on the move? Look no further than the IsatPhone 2 from Satcom Global. Read more >

Iridium NEXT
1st September 2014 Iridium on Track for Iridium NEXT With Completion of System Control Segment, Launch and Early Operations Center

Boeing and L-3 Telemetry-West fulfill satellite readiness requirements to ensure Iridium NEXT is operationally ready for launch. Read more >

8th August 2014 New Data Safety Service for Inmarsat FleetBroadband

Inmarsat’s forthcoming Maritime Safety Data Service (MSDS) for FleetBroadband, delivers an increased data capability over the Inmarsat-4 network, including the Alphasat satellite, providing global coverage and the same reliability of over 99.9 per cent associated with the Inmarsat network. Read more >

Iridium GO!
29th July 2014 Iridium GO! The World's First Truly Global Mobile Satellite Hotspot, Now Available

Iridium Communications Inc. today announced broad availability of the world's first truly global mobile satellite hotspot. Read more >

Satellite Phone Comparison
25th July 2014 Which Satellite Phone is for You?

There’s such a wide range of satellite phones on the market today, all with a lot to offer, so which one do you choose to really suit your needs?

If you’re having a tough time deciding, our quick Handheld Satellite Phone Comparison guide could make your life easier, giving a whistle stop tour of the top satellite phones on the market.
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IsatHub iSavi
24th June 2014 Satcom Global attends preview of Inmarsat’s ground-breaking IsatHub in Singapore

Last week, Satcom Global delegates at CommunicAsia took part in the first live demonstration of the new IsatHub, Inmarsat’s latest smart connectivity service which is set to inject a new lease of life for smart device and tablet users on every continent. Read more >

Iridium Pilot
20th June 2014 Iridium OpenPort Double Value Promotion

Satcom Global is pleased to announce a limited time promotion from Iridium which will offer service plans that double the data and/or voice allowance on a range of popular OpenPort service packages. Read more >

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4th June 2014 Thuraya Launches Atlas IP

Thuraya Telecommunications, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator has further extended its maritime product portfolio with the launch of Atlas IP, a feature-rich broadband satellite terminal. Read more >

Satellite Applications Catapult
26th May 2014 Satellite Applications Catapult launches in North East England

The North East has been selected as one of the UK’s leading centres in satellite technology, allowing companies to tap into a market which is expected to exceed £40bn by 2030.
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2nd May 2014 Geoff Davison appointed as Global Customer Services Director

Satcom Global is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Davison as Global Customer Services Director effective as of Tuesday 6th May 2014.

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14th April 2014 Satcom Global Debuts New Brand Marking Milestone in Global Expansion

Leading satellite communications service provider, Satcom Global, today unveiled its new global brand as the latest step in its journey towards significant growth. Read more >

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4th April 2014 Showcasing Satcom Global's Value Added Services

As Satcom Global grows in size and strength, a key focus for us is the consolidation and development of our value added service portfolio, in order to provide the best service possible to our customers. Read more >

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14th November 2013 AND Group and Satcom Global acquired by BSS Ltd

North Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK, 14.10.13 – Broadband Satellite Services Limited (BSS), an investment company based in the North East of England, announced today it had completed the acquisition of AND Group and the Satcom Global group of companies. Read more >