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Inmarsat Government Executes Global Xpress Subscription Services Agreement with Globecomm Systems


Jan. 20, 2015


Inmarsat Government, a leading provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. public sector, today announced it has executed a service provider agreement with Globecomm Systems  to supply Inmarsat Global Xpress service in support of U.S. government customers.


Globecomm Systems Inc. is a leading global communication solutions provider.  Employing its expertise in emerging communication technologies, including satellite and other transport mediums, Globecomm is able to offer comprehensive solutions involving network services, system integration, and end-user products and applications enabling a complete end-to-end solution for their customers.


Globecomm believes that its integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise combined with a world-class global network and its 24 by 7 network operating centers provides it a unique competitive advantage.  Globecomm focuses this value proposition in selective vertical markets, including government, wireless, media, enterprise and maritime.  For the U.S. government, Globecomm provides expertise in designing and integrating mission-critical networks for disaster response, airborne communications, Communications-on-the-Move, Communications-on-the-Pause, Morale, Welfare & Recreation communications as well as Command & Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements.


Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band service, designed to seamlessly complement the U.S. government’s military Ka-band Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) system, offers an unprecedented high-throughput wideband data service.  The first Inmarsat-5 satellite offering Global Xpress is already serving U.S. government customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Southwestern Asia, and worldwide coverage is anticipated to be available early in the second half of 2015.


Globecomm and Inmarsat Government are proven communication providers to the U.S. government, and we are delighted to have them as a trusted partner.  Together, while MILSATCOM will remain a top priority to our government customers, we’ll offer worldwide seamless Ka-band services that can augment systems like WGS,” said Susan Miller, president and CEO of Inmarsat Government.


“Global Xpress provides an unmatched level of global seamless IP connectivity enhancing overall performance, security, mobility and ease-of-use for our customers,” said Dwight Hunsicker, senior vice president and general manager, Globecomm Systems Inc., Government Solutions.  “We are pleased to add Global Xpress to our service offerings, as it will greatly benefit our current and future U.S. government customers operating in various theaters around the world.”