ESL appointed distribution partner for Global Government markets

ESL appointed as DP for Inmarsat

26 November 2013: Inmarsat has appointed the ESL Group as a distribution partner for its Global Government business.

ESL is one of Europe’s leading distributors of mobile radio and satellite communications equipment for land and maritime use.

The new signing will see ESL focusing on the European Government and Defence markets, offering a range of L-band services such as FleetBroadband, BGAN and GSPS.

Market growth

The signing builds on Inmarsat’s 20-year relationship with ESL, which is already a Platinum service provider partner – the highest level achievable through Inmarsat’s partner programme – and a certified partner for Cobham SATCOM.

Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government said: “We are delighted to welcome ESL as a distribution partner. Their dedication and commitment over many years has demonstrated the strength they will bring to this new role.

“We look forward to working closely with them to bring the benefits of Inmarsat’s L-band voice and broadband data services to Europe’s civil and military sectors.”

Henrik Christensen, CEO of ESL explained: “Through our close cooperation with the Inmarsat Global Government team, we have developed a strong proposition for both our direct customers and partners that will enable growth in our key markets and further strengthen the relationship between ESL and Inmarsat.”

It is anticipated that ESL will become a fully operational Inmarsat distribution partner in the first quarter of 2014.

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