07 November 2017: Inmarsat and Es’hailSat have announced a new partnership which will see the Qatar-based communications satellite operator complement its existing portfolio of fixed Ku- and Ka-band services with Inmarsat’s award-winning L-band service.
The landmark partnership is the first of its kind in Qatar, consolidating all L-band service requirements for the country through Es’hailSat. The agreement is part of Es’hailSat’s planned expansion designed to provide customers with access to the most flexible and reliable satellite connectivity services in the region.
The addition of Inmarsat’s L-band service to Es’hailSat’s portfolio means that however remote the location or harsh the climatic conditions, customers will always stay connected.
Paul Gudonis, President of Inmarsat Enterprise, said: “Es’hailSat has developed deep expertise around satellite and connectivity services since it was established in 2010, which makes it the ideal choice as our first formal distribution partner in Qatar. Having a direct partner on the ground will make it even easier for enterprise organisations and other communications service providers to access our industry-leading satellite connectivity services, with the added benefit of a more localised support offering.”
Es’hailSat’s President and CEO, Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Inmarsat in becoming the first official gateway for Inmarsat’s L-band services in Qatar. Being able to incorporate Inmarsat’s mobile satellite services into our portfolio widens our horizons as a business and enables us to be more responsive to, and supportive of, the needs of our customers.
“There is huge demand for satellite connectivity services in Qatar, and we look forward to working closely with Inmarsat to help our customers access the transformational benefits that satellite can bring.”