2017 Awards


SMART4SEA Award Fleet Xpress secures one of the maritime industry’s leading honours, the prestigious Seatrade Award 2017 for Digital Technology on recognition of technical innovation.

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SMART4SEA Award Fleet Xpress wins the inaugural SMART4SEA Excellence Award 2017 for demonstrating technological excellence in smart maritime activity during 2016.

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2016 Awards


HSA 2016 winner USG wins 2016 Homeland Security Award for Best Satellite Based Broadband Communications Solution for Global Xpress

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Vladimir Maksimov wins posthumous H.E.R.O. Lifetime Achievement Award for maritime safety at inaugural International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) H.E.R.O. (Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations) Awards 2016.

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Inmarsat is named Global Satellite Operator of the Year at Euroconsult’s 13th Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Communications.

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The Inmarsat team that worked on the search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 has been awarded the prestigious Michael Richey Medal by the Royal Institute of Navigation

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Fleet Xpress shortlisted for Lloyds List Global Awards by a panel of 11 highly regarded maritime industry judges for the Maritime Digital Innovation Award category. (did not win)

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Joseph Teixeira, Inmarsat’s Vice President of Aviation Safety and Cybersecurity, was awarded one of the highest accolades in aviation safety at the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)’s Communicating for Safety conference - the James L. Oberstar Sentinel of Safety Award
MSUA Award Global Xpress wins Government Mobility Satcom Innovation award at the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) Mobility Satellite Innovation Awards at SATELLITE 2016

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Inmarsat nominated as a finalist in the space category of the Aviation Week 2016 Laureate Award, together with partner Honeywell Aerospace for achieving key 2015 milestones for GX for Aviation. (Did not win)

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Previous Awards

December 2015: Winner of SSPI Better Satellite World Awards.

Inmarsat was the winner of the first annual Better Satellite World Awards, organised by the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI). It was one of only four organisations to receive an award in celebration of the enormous contributions of satellite technology to human welfare, the economy, safety, security, and the extension of knowledge. The award recognises Inmarsat’s role in providing critical satellite communications across land, at sea and in the air.

April 2015: Women in Technology Award for top U.S. Government SVP

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat Senior Vice President, U.S. Government, received a prestigious Women in Technology (WIT) Award at the 16th Annual Leadership Awards. The awards honour outstanding women who work in the Greater Washington, D.C. region and have exemplified unique vision, leadership and great success in the technology industry. Rebecca won the Corporate Public Sector category for her unstinting work helping to mentor and develop the careers of women in her profession, and for pioneering change in the technology community.

February 2015: AFCEA WEST Women's Appreciation Award

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat Senior Vice President, U.S. Government, received the Women’s Appreciation Award by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) WEST. The AFCEA Northern Virginia (NOVA) chapter nominated Rebecca for this award specifically for her work leading the Women in NOVA (WIN) programme over the past three years, expanding their participation and creating new opportunities for women in the Chapter – the largest of AFCEA International, with approximately 7,000 members in industry, government and academia.

January 2014: Prestigious IVCA award for corporate communications

Inmarsat was honoured by the International Visual Communications Association (IVCA) with a Bronze title in the Best International Film category at the IVCA Awards 2013 for its Timeline video, which powerfully charts the company’s landmark achievements throughout its 34-year history against a backdrop of global news stories and events. The awards are renowned internationally as a mark of excellence for corporate and public sector communications in video, interactive projects, business television and digital media.

November 2013: CSR recognition award for humanitarian support

Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), the world-leading emergency telecommunications organisation, acknowledged Inmarsat’s continued support at the 2013 Global Carrier Awards with a Corporate Social Responsibility Special Recognition award. Inmarsat sponsors TSF’s vital work through the provision of free BGAN terminals, IsatPhone Pro satellite phones and airtime to enable first responders at the scene of an international disaster or emergency to offer crucial support and help save lives.

March 2013: Innovation award for improving space safety

Inmarsat's role in making operations in space safer and more reliable was recognised with an industry innovator award from the Society of Satellite Professionals International. The society presented the Space Data Association (SDA) with its Innovation in Industry Collaboration on the Safe Use of Space award. SDA was founded by Inmarsat, Intelsat and SES in 2009 to address the increased crowding of the Earth's orbit and the lack of industry-wide data on satellite positioning.

February 2013: Best Telecoms PLC in the UK Stock Market Awards

The UK Stock Market Awards recognise publicly quoted companies that are 'truly creating shareholder value'. They are judged by a 10-strong panel of City of London investment firms and personal advisors who look for excellence in financial performance, strategic and operational development, and robust shareholder return.

October 2012: ITU Humanitarian Award for Lifesaving

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) presented Inmarsat with the first Humanitarian Award for Lifesaving – recognising its commitment and consistent leadership in supporting the use of telecommunications to save lives during emergencies.

June 2012: Safety at Sea Systems Award

Inmarsat's Voice Distress (Non-SOLAS) service won Safety at Sea magazine's Systems Award for helping mariners in difficulties. The FleetBroadband service was launched in 2011 to enhance safety communication on commercial and leisure vessels.

February 2012: Satellite Services Provider of the Year

The Digital Studio Industry Leadership Awards in Dubai honoured Inmarsat with its major award for the second year running at its eighth annual event attended by professionals from the media, TV and film production industries.

December 2011: CommsMEA 2011 'Most Innovative Non-Voice Service'

BGAN was recognised for its outstanding contribution to the telecoms sector in the Middle East and Africa at an awards ceremony in Dubai. The award highlighted BGAN's broadband data capabilities following an assessment by a panel of industry experts.

September 2011: Global Satellite Operator of the Year

A panel of industry experts at World Satellite Business Week 2011 in Paris presented Inmarsat with the highest accolade in the satellite sector.

June 2011: Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Achievement Award

An award recognising Inmarsat's exceptional contribution to the development of satellite services in the Middle East was presented at the 10th Arab Telecommunications and Internet Forum in Beirut, Lebanon.

May 2011: Innovator of the Year

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise presented Inmarsat Maritime (formerly Ship Equip) with an award from its More and Romsdal Region. The accolade was reward for taking the initiative, showing persistence and promoting innovation.

June 2010: Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award

The groundbreaking BGAN service won Inmarsat the UK's top prize for engineering innovation. The judging panel praised the company for having the vision to see the demand for a global broadband service, the courage to invest significant time and money in developing it, and the ability to overcome formidable engineering challenges to reach their objective.

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