Inmarsat L-band service wins Mobile Satellite Users Association 2017 Mobility Innovation Award

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) announced today that its Wideband Streaming L-band (WiSL) service is the winner of the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category in the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s (MSUA) 2017 Mobility Innovation Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Inmarsat has won this award, which recognizes the industry’s leading mobility companies at the annual Satellite Conference held in Washington, D.C. Inmarsat’s Global Xpress service won the award in 2016.

To respond to critical government requirements for ultra-small terminals and high-speed connectivity, Inmarsat has adapted its trusted, highly reliable L-band service into a new capability designed to support airborne, expeditionary and maritime missions. In use today on multiple platforms and missions, government operations are using Inmarsat’s worldwide L-band space and ground network through micro antennas, as small as five inches, providing data rates as high as 10Mbps x 10Mbps. Inmarsat’s U.S. government customers have access to unprecedented data rates, as well as broad coverage and performance for their connectivity needs, while retaining the ease of use, reliability and low cost of ownership provided by Inmarsat’s global network.

“Our government users continue to demand higher throughputs from smaller form factor antennas to meet high-demand ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) and PED (Process, Exploitation, Dissemination) needs.  We developed WiSL to meet these demands,” said Steve Gizinski, Vice President, Special Programs, U.S. Government Business Unit, Inmarsat, Inc. “Inmarsat has been providing trusted worldwide mobility services to the U.S. government for almost four decades.  Winning this award for the second consecutive year demonstrates our continued commitment to innovation and reaffirms that we deliver dependable, cost-effective solutions that exceed the requirements of our U.S. government customers.”

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About MSUA

Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the satellite mobility users and providers worldwide. It serves the interests of the satellite mobility community by fostering communications among and between users, equipment suppliers, satellite operators, applications developers and other market stakeholders. In addition, MSUA gathers and disseminates news, information, analysis, trend data and event announcements critical to the satellite mobility community as well as facilitates member discounts for satellite mobility events. Finally, MSUA assembles mobility user and provider views on system and service concerns, and conveys this information to regulatory and other authorities both in the U.S. and in Europe.

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). For more information, please visit

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Alena Koci
Vice President, US Government Business Unit, Inmarsat, Inc.
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