Inmarsat is an international company, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, based in London at the Old Street roundabout.

The company has been powering global connectivity for four decades while working with the supply chain in the UK, providing employment and lasting relationships for people and businesses.

Inmarsat is the UK’s leading space business, actively participating in the UK Space Leadership Council, European Space Agency programmes and is a lead member in the UKspace trade association.

Approximately 1,000 people work at Inmarsat’s HQ, around 50% of the company’s global workforce. In addition, the company spends an average of £180m with UK suppliers, sustaining jobs with these companies. Inmarsat generates more than £1.1bn per year in revenue, of which 95% is from exports.

The company also works to engage with the communities in which it operates, especially in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects working with more than 1,000 young people a year on STEM as well as offering internships and apprenticeships.

Inmarsat is the number one mobile satellite company worldwide in:

  • Government satellite communications – delivering resilient civil, defence and humanitarian communications services to over 80 governments, including in theatre for trusted Five Eyes and NATO partners through inter-operable, highly secure, platforms.
  • Business Aviation, having installed the Jet ConneX inflight wi-fi solution on more than 600 business jets, as well as connecting over 200 airlines with cockpit operations & safety services, providing cutting edge in-flight passenger connectivity to 25 airlines and counting, including British Airways.
  • Maritime safety was Inmarsat’s founding mission when established under the auspices of the United Nations in 1979. The company continues to provide the communications backbone for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), as well as connecting over 150,000 vessels, while providing this communications lifeline to 1.6m seafarers.

The company is also a leader in providing satellite connectivity services for land-based organisations, enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and helping transform business outcomes with the widest range of global voice, broadband data, machine2machine (M2M) and value-add services to the market.

[Note data correct as at January 2020 using full year final data for 2017-2019]