Inmarsat to Provide Connectivity to UAE through Partnership with Global Beam, Virgin Megastore

4 January 2017: Inmarsat plc (ISAT.L) today announced that distribution partner Global Beam Telecom has struck a multi-year agreement with Tecbuy and Virgin Megastores in the United Arab Emirates to sell Inmarsat’s GSPS IsatPhone satellite phones and IsatHub terminals to its UAE customers. The devices are immediately available for purchase at three of the largest Virgin Megastores in UAE.

Inmarsat’s mobile satellite communication solutions allow consumers and business travelers to stay connected using one device and one SIM, regardless of where in the world they travel. The IsatPhone 2, Inmarsat’s next-generation handheld satellite phone, offers a robust handset, unrivalled battery life, excellent voice quality and the unparalleled reliability of the Inmarsat network, helping customers connect in the most extreme and remote locations, or simply when local networks are unavailable or slow.

“Today’s consumers demand robust connectivity wherever they travel,” said Paul Gudonis, President of Inmarsat Enterprise. “This agreement with Global Beam Telecom and Virgin Megastores is a testament to Inmarsat’s commitment to providing reliable, always-on connectivity, coupled with the latest advancements in satellite technology, to our customers in UAE.”

In addition to providing the phones and terminals to Virgin Megastores throughout the UAE, Global Beam is also the first global distributor of Inmarsat scratch cards to purchase and recharge satellite airtime, making it easy for customers to connect using their satellite phones.

“We are proud to serve Virgin Megastore’s customers in the UAE with the most-reliable L band satellite services and devices in the industry,” said Abdullah Sulaiman, CEO of Global Beam Telecom. “Inmarsat’s proven solutions and the ability to offer customers global coverage with one device wherever they travel is a positive sign for both B2B and B2C customers across the world who have bureaus in the MEA region.”


For further information

Inmarsat Enterprise
Richard Moore
+44 (0)20 7728 1225
richard.moore@inmarsat.com
Inmarsat Corporate Communications
Jonathan Sinnatt/Mary Whenman
+44 (0)20 7728 1935/1492
press@inmarsat.com

About Inmarsat

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 operates 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 (ISAT.L).

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About Global Beam Telecom

Global Beam Telecom (GBT) is a satellite telecommunication solutions provider based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Their world-class portfolio of products and services covers the entire spectrum of secure satellite communications, including fixed and mobile turnkey solutions to meet the connectivity and communication needs of diverse industry sectors.  With their strategically located Head Office in Business Bay, GBT provide best-in-class remote and mobile connectivity solutions to clients across the MENA region.

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