BOW Completes FBB Testing
Blue Ocean Wireless (BOW), a company delivering GSM communication capability for the merchant maritime sector, has completed full FleetBroadband (“FBB”) testing. The FBB service is now fully operational and commercially available to existing and potential BOW customers. This system was designed to allow officers and crew to make and receive voice calls, send and receive text messages and emails and access the internet. BOW also announces that Smart Communications, Inc., a wholly owned mobile subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., and Altobridge Limited will invest a further $7.5 million into BOW to accelerate the rapid introduction of FleetBroadband and next generation maritime communication services.