Following our previous Fleet Services EOL notification in May and June 2017, we can now confirm that we have validated and agreed the Fleet 33 & Fleet 55 EOL dates for 31 March 2018, as opposed to 31 December 2018, as defined in our previous communications.

The full EOL schedule is outlined below:

Service EOL Date
MPDS 31 December 2017
Fleet 33 & 55 31 March 2018
Fleet 77 1 December 2020

What happens to the service fees & charges?

Partners and customers should be aware that normal fees & charges continue to apply while any terminal is active on the network and the respective service is in use.

What service migration options are available?

Customers are encouraged to migrate to one of the following Inmarsat services which offer simultaneous voice and IP data:

Inmarsat is developing incentives to support customers wishing to migrate to one of these recommended services.

For further information, or if you would like to discuss the migration options and available incentives, please contact your Inmarsat Account Manager or Service Provider.

As new and innovative technologies emerge and marketplace requirements change, our products and services eventually reach their natural end of life (EOL).

Over the past few years, Inmarsat has been communicating the expected EOL dates for the Fleet services. We can now confirm the schedule is as follows:

Service EOL Date
MPDS 31 December 2017
Fleet 33 & 55 31 December 2018*
Fleet 77 1 December 2020

*Fleet 33 & 55 EOL date subject to further validation and may be scheduled earlier in 2018.

What is EOL?

'End of Life - EOL' is the time when the terminals associated with the retired services are deactivated on the network and the services are no longer available to customers.

Note: Please be advised that activations of the Fleet services should cease at least three months prior to the respective EOL dates (as above).

Why is Inmarsat ending Fleet services?

Inmarsat has retired several of our legacy services operating over our Inmarsat-3 (I-3) satellites during the last few years. The I-3 satellites are reaching the end of their lifespan and therefore it is necessary for us to continue the end of life process of our legacy services, including Fleet services.

Note: Inmarsat is committed to providing safety at sea and will continue to offer and support our Inmarsat-C service. This service will be migrated to the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) satellites.

What service migration options are available?

Customers are encouraged to migrate to one of the following Inmarsat services which offer simultaneous voice and IP data:

Service Performance Capabilities
Fleet One
  • Up to 100kbps Always-on IP data
  • Voice
  • SMS
  • Inmarsat’s free ‘505’ safety service
FleetBroadband 250
  • Up to 284kbps Always-on IP data
  • Up to 9 phone lines
  • Group 3 and 4 fax
  • SMS
  • Inmarsat’s free ‘505’ safety service
FleetBroadband 500
  • Up to 432kbps Always-on IP data
  • Up to 9 phone lines
  • Group 3 and 4 fax
  • SMS
  • Inmarsat’s free ‘505’ safety service
Fleet Xpress
  • Up to 8 Mbps Always-on IP data
  • Committed Data Rates
  • Up to 25 phone lines with support for 5 concurrent calls
  • Unlimited FleetBroadband back-up
  • Inmarsat’s free ‘505’ safety service

Inmarsat is developing a set of incentives to support customers wishing to migrate to one of our well established services.

For further information, or if you would like to discuss the migration options and available incentives, please contact your Account Manager.