Stratos BV, a remote communications provider, has purchased most of the operational assets of Blue Ocean Wireless Ltd. (BOW). BOW was a provider of shipboard GSM services that enabled crewmembers to use their personal GSM phones to communicate with family and friends by voice and SMS.
As part of the acquisition, Stratos assumes responsibility for providing services to most of BOW’s customers, including many large commercial shipping companies worldwide. Since July 1, BOW customers have been receiving invoices directly from Stratos. Stratos will continue to market and sell BOW’s services to existing and new customers, under the new brand GSM Oceanwide.