Safety is in our DNA

Inmarsat was set up by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1979 to provide a satellite communications network that would protect the lives of mariners anywhere at sea.

We were the first satellite operator to meet the stringent requirements of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for global safety communications.

Today our satellite communication services are not only saving lives but empowering people and communities, enabling business and trade, and supporting humanitarian work in the most remote and challenging locations.

Our customers range from governments and aid agencies to ship owners and airlines – what they share is a need to stay connected at all times, no matter where they are. Our wide range of mobile and fixed satellite communication solutions and partners’ value-added applications deliver all the connectivity they need when they are beyond the reach of terrestrial networks.

Our networks

Our award-winning BGAN network offers seamless global coverage and unrivalled satellite and ground network availability of over 99.9 per cent. Through our L-band services, we connect people and machines in remote locations, on board ships and in planes – enabling the global Internet of Things (IoT), voice calls and internet access – for everything from email and web browsing to high bandwidth applications such as live streaming and telemedicine.

Global Xpress (GX) is the first mobile high-speed broadband network from a single, trusted provider to span the world. As well as increased bandwidth, our Ka-band service offers content-rich applications from certified developers.

The European Aviation Network (EAN) is the world’s first integrated satellite and air to ground connectivity network, developed to meet the particular requirements of European skies. The EAN combines S-band satellite coverage with a complementary LTE-based terrestrial network to deliver cost effective, scalable capacity precisely where it’s needed across all 28 member states of the European Union, as well as Switzerland and Norway. Developed in partnership with Deutsche Telekom, the network will give European aviation a cutting edge inflight connectivity experience.

Inmarsat’s sixth generation (I-6) of satellites will be the first to feature dual-payload satellites, each supporting L-band and Ka-band services. The I-6 satellites will support advanced global safety services, very low cost mobile services and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Ka-band payload will further extend GX capacity in regions of greatest demand.

Global presence

With locations across every continent, our world-class services and 24/7/365 customer support are available directly from Inmarsat and via our worldwide network of independent distribution partners, service providers and value added resellers.

Together we continue to innovate and develop solutions and services that are shaping the future, transforming industries and making a difference to the emerging digital society we serve.