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U.S. government missions operate on a worldwide scale, which is why they continue to rely on Inmarsat and its global trusted network. Global Xpress is the first and only commercial wideband network that spans the world, offered by a single provider. Available and in  use by governments in all three-ocean regions, Global Xpress delivers the benefits of highly reliable, high-throughput satellite capability to respond to mobile, interoperable communication needs.

Combining global coverage and military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) interoperability, Global Xpress provides a cost effective complementary solution for government users. Alongside their MILSATCOM resources, government users can now efficiently extend their wideband coverage, increase capacity, flexibility and resiliency, without investing in additional satellites or new terminals.

Service options

Global Xpress ‘SATCOM as a Service’

Inmarsat provides Global Xpress as an end-to-end managed service everywhere – delivered by an ecosystem of our world-renowned partners. This unique ‘SATCOM as a Service’ capability offers mobile high-throughput connectivity the way you need it: simple, affordable and operationally available – anywhere, anytime.

Global Xpress terminals are easy to use, with committed information rates throughout the world. Today’s highly mobile wideband military users need more than “up to” data rates to support their operations. Global Xpress delivers guaranteed, “at least” data rates for individual mission requirements at a moment’s notice. Global Xpress terminals connect to the world’s only global Ka-band service, offered by a single provider, built from the ground up to service government end users and their critical mission needs.

Global Xpress Mil-Ka lease

Global Xpress high capacity beams operating in the military Ka-band allow NATO and AUSCANZUKUS users to access wideband capacity as part of their own independent network, in the same frequency band as national systems like Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS).

On the ground, in the air or at sea, Department of Defense (DoD) users can steer their capacity anywhere in the world to seamlessly augment their WGS coverage. They can connect their same mil-Ka SATCOM terminals, using any DoD-certified waveform, to the same destined Point of Presence, or through Inmarsat-provided Global Xpress secure enclaves.

Global Xpress - Interoperability


Seamless worldwide mobility

Wherever the next mission arises, Global Xpress has you covered with a network that is owned and managed 24/7/365 solely by Inmarsat, the U.S. government’s number one trusted provider of mobile satellite services. Purposely designed for mobility, Global Xpress provides a continuous, consistent service anywhere in the world – on land, at sea and in the air – as traffic is handed seamlessly across each spot beam.

Consistent performance

Global Xpress provides uniform power to assure to assure consistent, uninterrupted connectivity. Today’s highly mobile, worldwide users need capability that connects them anytime, anywhere. To meet this requirement, Global Xpress takes advantage of a seamless spot beam architecture for maximum mobility. When there are demand surges, Global Xpress directs its spot beams to provide additional capacity.


Inmarsat is the gold standard for safety services—we have been operating the most reliable commercial mobile satellite communication network for over 35 years, and quality of service is fundamental to our business. In fact, when Global Xpress is complemented by Inmarsat L-band services in a hybrid format, users benefit from even greater resilience and frequency diversity. Inmarsat offers the only network that combines the best mobility technologies in Ka-band and L-band, and underpins them with a global, fully redundant ground infrastructure.


Global Xpress is a cost-effective approach to wideband. It enables access to high-performance Ka-bandwidth through compact, easy-to-use terminals at a lower cost than existing VSAT services. In addition, our ability to deliver Global Xpress as an end-to-end managed service often translates to additional cost savings for government users.

Easy to use

Designed for on-demand flexibility, the Global Xpress combined ground infrastructure and satellite network are easy to use and manage. A broad selection of compact and affordable terminals are available in mobile, portable and fixed formats from industry-leading manufacturers for expeditionary, aero and maritime environments in both commercial and military form factors.

End-to-end solution

Global Xpress is built on Inmarsat’s unrivalled worldwide satellite and terrestrial infrastructure. Together with our valued partners, we ensure that you have the capacity you need when and where you need it.


Built with government users in mind

Global Xpress is the only worldwide commercial satellite network that is fully interoperable with MILSATCOM Ka-band networks. Built purposely with additional capabilities specific to government and military users, the Global Xpress worldwide service seamlessly complements the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) network and allows government users to supplement their capacity using existing WGS-certified terminals. Global Xpress provides the desired flexibility and cost-efficiency, along with optimal redundancy, diversity, protection, scalability and global portability – the ultimate resilience approach.

Cybersecurity best practices

Inmarsat’s U.S. government users can trust that our secure network infrastructure provides reliable assured access that is built to meet cybersecurity best practices with support from a dedicated cybersecurity team. Global Xpress commercial services and infrastructure are built to meet the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 Low Impact category controls. And the Global Xpress secure enclaves and network are able to meet NIST 800-53 High Impact category controls.


Wide range of compact terminals

Global Xpress delivers wideband data rates through compact and affordable, commercially available Inmarsat Type Approved terminals as well as existing MILSATCOM terminals in your inventory. A broad selection of easy-to-use terminals are available in mobile, portable and fixed formats from industry-leading manufacturers for expeditionary, aero and maritime environments in both commercial and military form factors.



Global Xpress is the answer to the U.S. government’s mission-critical need for mobile and interoperable wideband connectivity that is secure, reliable and cost-effective – wherever and whenever it is required. From the defense and intelligence to homeland security, civilian and public safety organizations, Global Xpress enables bandwidth-intensive U.S. government solutions, such as:

  • Manned/unmanned Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR)
  • Government maritime
  • Operational theatre backhaul
  • Tactical communications
  • Command and Control (C2)
  • Situational awareness
  • Battlefield Information Systems
  • Emergency response
  • Disaster recovery

A range of advanced application is supported by Global Xpress, to include:

  • VoIP
  • Video surveillance
  • Real-time remote video streaming
  • Collaboration and data management
  • Video conferencing
  • IP multicast
  • Broadband IP network interconnectivity
  • High-speed wideband Internet access
  • High-speed file transfer

For more information please download the following factsheets:

» Global Xpress for U.S. Government Maritime Operations
» Global Xpress for U.S. Government Airborne Operations
» Global Xpress for U.S. Government Land Expeditionary Operations


How to buy?

Global Xpress services are available globally through Inmarsat U.S. Government value-added resellers and service providers. For advice on how to prepare your networks, terminals and users for the introduction of Global Xpress, please contact our value added resellers and their respective service providers:

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