Enabling the connected world

Inmarsat has been powering global connectivity for millions of people, governments and industries when it matters most for over four decades – on land, at sea and in the air. 

We live in a highly connected global society, where the smart devices we carry everywhere give us constant access to our digital lives.

But what happens when you board a flight or set out to sea? What if you work in a remote region or have a thirst for adventure that takes you out of reach of landlines and cellular networks?

And, critically, what if you are from the 33 per cent of the world’s population who remain out of reach of this vibrant digital society, with no broadband access at all?

Inmarsat’s global mobile satellite communications services and solutions answer the demand for reliable connectivity – wherever and whenever it’s needed.

We work with our customers to solve their hardest connectivity challenges.. We allow vessels to navigate the oceans safely. We enable wardens to safeguard against forest fires. We support governments coordinating disaster relief efforts. We keep aircraft in constant communication at 35,000 feet. 

From connected cities, ships and planes to remote IoT operations, our satellite broadband services are transforming whole industries and creating better futures. 

And to ensure our global mobility, government and IoT customers have that capability long into the future, we have a fully funded technological roadmap enabling us to implement new advances to power innovation.  

Our networks

Inmarsat ORCHESTRA is redefining satellite communications. It will seamlessly combine our gold standard ELERA and Global Xpress networks in geostationary Earth orbit (GEO), with two new Global Xpress payloads in highly elliptical orbit (HEO) a small, targeted number of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites and terrestrial 5G mesh technologies. This optimal application of our myriad satellite and terrestrial technologies is called intelligent orchestration and will ensure that our users always get the connection they need. Whenever, wherever and however they need it.  

Our award-winning 99.9% reliable ELERA network covers the globe and delivers unrivalled availability. We connect people and machines in remote locations, on board ships and on planes. We power the global Internet of Things (IoT), voice calls and internet access for fast, reliable data. 

Global Xpress (GX) is the first and only mobile high-speed broadband network from a single, trusted provider to seamlessly span the world. GX is evolving to meet ever more complex demands, with even more capacity, capabilities and operational agility to come.

The European Aviation Network (EAN) is the world’s first integrated satellite and air to ground connectivity network. EAN combines satellite coverage with a complementary LTE-based terrestrial network to deliver cost effective in-flight Wi-Fi in the busy skies above Europe.

And we won’t stop there. We will continue to deliver new innovations and capabilities, launching a further five satellites and reinvigorating our ground network by 2025 to deliver connectivity for the future with absolute certainty.

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