9 June 2015: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has signed an agreement with Globecomm, appointing the specialised managed satellite services provider as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress (GX), serving the Maritime market globally. The agreement completes Globecomm’s Global Xpress offering, having previously been appointed as a GX VAR for the Enterprise and Global Government markets.
Global Xpress will be the first global Ka-band broadband satellite network providing very high bandwidth services to a range of land, maritime and aero terminals, delivered through a resilient, secure waveform which is optimised for mobility. Integrated seamlessly with Inmarsat’s current L-band network, Global Xpress will ensure reliable communications in support of mission critical operations in the most challenging environments.
Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime, said: “Globecomm has been a valued partner of Inmarsat for many years, delivering consistently successful solutions to the Maritime sector. I’m delighted to welcome them as a maritime GX VAR and to continue to develop and deepen our relationship through this most recent appointment.”
Globecomm specialises in the design and integration of high quality satellite communication systems and has an extensive global network. With a strong engineering pedigree and expertise in cellular networks, satellite networks, mobile satellite communications and content delivery systems, Globecomm designs, installs and supports communications solutions that meet the requirements for seamless global coverage, high performance and reliability demanded by the Maritime sector.
“Globecomm is among the world’s leading providers of Ka-band solutions. Having GX in our portfolio is a central part of serving our Maritime customers with increased performance. We look forward to our continued relationship with Inmarsat and delivering the most reliable solutions available”, said Keith Hall, Globecomm CEO