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Stratos Introduces Inmarsat XpressLink Managed Broadband Service for Commercial Shipping Companies

7 July 2011


Stratos Global, announced the commercial availability of Inmarsat XpressLink from Stratos, its newest managed global broadband service for the maritime industry.


Inmarsat XpressLink is the latest addition to Stratos' maritime broadband portfolio. Inmarsat XpressLink from Stratos offers enhanced Ku-band coverage and bandwidth and leverages the global capabilities of FleetBroadband. Inmarsat XpressLink offers the only guaranteed upgrade path to Inmarsat's Global Xpress Ka-band service. Global Xpress, which is expected to be commercially available in 2013, will deliver speeds of up to 50Mbps.


The new Inmarsat XpressLink service includes a guaranteed free hardware upgrade to Global Xpress. The turnkey managed service offers customers fixed cost and high data capability. This makes Inmarsat XpressLink ideally suited for global shipping companies that are customizing their own network environment and require greater throughputs and bandwidth.


"The world's leading shipping companies need higher volumes of data to support critical applications and increased demand for crew communications. They demand expert consulting and ongoing support to adapt the latest broadband programs to their specific requirements," said Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm. "We are meeting those demands by bringing Inmarsat XpressLink managed IP services into our maritime broadband portfolio, which also includes FBBPlus and FleetBroadband Flat Fee plans."


Parm concluded, "Our wide range of broadband solutions proves that we are ideally suited to help expand our customers' communications capabilities, as we prepare for the availability of Inmarsat's Global Xpress services."