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Australian ports offer free WiFi to seafarers

Seafarers onboard ships entering Australian ports, will from now on experience a new initiative called “Seafarer Connect”. Specifically, the system will offer free WiFi signal and internet access to every seafarer visiting Australia. For the records, the initiative was first launched in Sydney, during a meeting of the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

Marlink to introduce 4G in Gulf of Mexico

Satellite communication provider ‘Marlink’, announced that it has introduced a connectivity boost for its Gulf of Mexico customers with the addition of Tampnet’s 4G LTE services to its Sealink multi-band network.

MTN delivers ‘OceanPhone’ Mobile

MTN Communications (MTN) announces the general availability of a calling app for maritime crew. MTN “OceanPhone Mobile” leverages the Wi-Fi infrastructure on vessels, as well as the MTN network, for calling and messaging. The app runs independently of other subscribed services

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