18 February 2014 – Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced the appointment of Addvalue Technologies and Cobham SATCOM as manufacturing partners for Fleet One, the company’s new voice and data satellite service designed specifically for the maritime leisure and fishing community.
Addvalue and Cobham will each manufacture a terminal for Fleet One, which is due to enter commercial service during the second quarter of 2014.
“Addvalue and Cobham are long-standing, trusted partners of Inmarsat and today’s appointment represents an expansion of the partnership between our respective companies,” said Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime. “Both companies have a proven history of manufacturing highly reliable terminals, supporting a range of Inmarsat services and we are pleased to have them join us as we prepare to unveil Fleet One in Q2.”
Fleet One will be the latest addition to Inmarsat’s L-band portfolio. The new service has been designed to meet the particular communications needs of leisure mariners, day boaters and sport and coastal fisherman, providing uninterrupted, near-shore voice and data connectivity.
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Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com