With AAC Clyde cubesats, Orbcomm views larger satellite-AIS market; sees Inmarsat partnership growing

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite IoT/M2M service and hardware provider Orbcomm said its maritime tracking business tracking vessels’ Automatic Information Services (AIS) signals from low Earth orbit looks ready to expand beyond the market Orbcomm originally predicted.

The company also said its contract with mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat of London to use Inmarsat capacity for two-way communications is likely to deepen as Inmarsat transitions to its next-generation L-band Inmarsat-6 satellites, to launch in 2020 and 2021.

“The relationship [with Inmarsat] has never . . .

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