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11 March 2015: North America Ku band service (SatMex8 beam 1) expanded

The satellite-based internet service offered to the ships operating in the North America footprint of SatMex8 was upgraded. The ships how have a shore-to-ship bandwidth of 768kbps and return ship-to-shore carriers of 256kbps per slot. This represents a great increase in the bandwidth available to and from those research vessels.