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Successful trials of Inmarsat Fleet Xpress off Western Australia have persuaded global tug operator Kotug International to select the high[ds_preview]-speed broadband solution for this area of the Asia Pacific region. Following trials on board the 100-ton bollard pull tug »Roebuck Bay«, the towage service company has confirmed that the Fleet Xpress combination of Ka-band, continuously backed up by FleetBroadband, has significantly enhanced both the stability of communications and available uptime. Kotug will now phase in Fleet Xpress connectivity to cover towage services supporting Shell’s floating LNG platform »Prelude« via a flexible plan agreement that includes »Confirmed and Maximum Information Rates« for data transfer and crew connectivity. The package also incorporates a comprehensive onboard movie/sports/news content entertainment package.