COMSAT to deliver Global Xpress to U.S. military in Africa

20 March 2017: COMSAT, a value added reseller for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress, has been awarded a contract to deliver end-to-end managed high-throughput satellite communication (SATCOM) services for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) users in Africa.

Military users requiring highly mobile, reliable connectivity that travels with them, anywhere and anytime, will benefit from the Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service capability.

COMSAT’s global core Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network supports Non-classified Internet Protocol Router/Secret Internet Protocol Router (NIPR/SIPR) services over the Inmarsat Global Xpress network and enables the DoD to deploy globally with robust mission assurance.

SATCOM as a Service

Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service provides 24/7/365 management, monitoring and support worldwide. It delivers guaranteed data rates to satisfy mission requirements at a moment’s notice.

As a key capability, it allows users to leverage commercial SATCOM (COMSATCOM) for core functions, while seamlessly integrating with military SATCOM (MILSATCOM) for optimal redundancy, diversity, protection, scalability and global portability – the ultimate resilience approach.

Government users can travel from one location to another, and simply “plug in” to get what they need, when they need it. With solid service level agreements and committed information rates, users get what they ask for via easy to use terminals, and receive assured quality of service.

Seamless interoperability

“Through our collaborative effort in Africa, COMSAT and Inmarsat will provide the most reliable and secure communication solutions available to enable servicemen and women to successfully respond to mission critical requirements “anytime, anywhere” with optimal reliability, capability and affordability,” said Nancy Ho, Vice President, Sales for U.S. Government Service, COMSAT.

Actively serving U.S. government customers worldwide, Global Xpress complements U.S. government MILSATCOM with a highly reliable commercial Ka-band network that meets mobile, on-demand communication needs.

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