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Inmarsat appoints Satcom Global as GX VAR for maritime and enterprise markets

 

30 August 2016

Inmarsat has signed an agreement with specialised managed satellite services provider, Satcom Global, appointing them as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress (GX) covering the maritime and enterprise markets.    

Global Xpress is the world’s first global mobile satellite communications service from a single operator, delivering seamless, secure, high-speed connectivity on land, at sea, and in the air.   The addition of Inmarsat’s powerful new Ka-band capabilities enables Satcom Global to diversify and enhance the comprehensive service portfolio it already offers to maritime and enterprise customers. 

Satcom Global is one of the world’s leading distributors of mobile satellite communications, serving a varied customer base from hubs across the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Fleet Xpress will be a welcome expansion of the Satcom Global maritime offering and sets a new standard in broadband maritime communications. Fleet Xpress delivers the highest levels of reliable broadband connectivity and exceptional performance across all of the world’s oceans, as well as facilitating innovative ‘Connected Ship’ applications. 

Satcom Global is one of Inmarsat’s largest FleetBroadband (FB) partners, and many of Satcom Global’s existing FleetBroadband customers, along with a sizeable number of XpressLink vessels, will provide a firm customer base to migrate onto Fleet Xpress.   

The appointment as a GX Enterprise VAR also serves to expand Satcom Global’s portfolio of products for remotely located, land-based users. The combination of portable terminals and reliable high-speed broadband, is expected to generate significant demand from a new generation of end-users.  Satcom Global also anticipates strong interest from its news broadcast customers, seeking more powerful, reliable connectivity to meet the growing demands for live news gathering wherever and whenever a story breaks. 

Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime, said: “We are pleased to continue supporting Satcom Global in their mission to support mobile and remote customers, and we look forward to enhancing our collaboration with a valued and long-standing partner.” 

Greg Ewert, President, Inmarsat Enterprise, said: “As a leading global GSPS and BGAN partner, Satcom Global is well placed to take the GX proposition to the enterprise market. We look forward to working with them as value added resellers of the world’s first globally available, high-speed satellite broadband service, providing their remote customers with access to faster data speeds and a greater variety of land based applications.” 

Ian Robinson, CEO, Satcom Global said: “We are proud to have been chosen by Inmarsat as a Value Added Reseller for both GX Maritime and Enterprise. Thanks to our strong relationship with Inmarsat, we are delighted to be able to build on our product portfolio and offer a global Ka-band network though their GX VSAT solution.  With this new development, our priority is to pass on a vast array of benefits that come with GX including high-throughput connectivity, to our valued customers across two of our largest markets.” 

In preparation for delivery of the extension of their service portfolio, Satcom Global has GX-trained their in-house network of engineers to be accredited to carry out installations across the globe. The company’s engineering capability strengthens their proposition as a true value added reseller, along with their global support network and in-house product development team focussing on delivering an enhanced communications experience to customers across the globe.