GX joins industry initiative for product quality assurance

Inmarsat's new US$1.2 billion Global Xpress® programme will enhanced by the implementation of a new quality assurance framework.

Earth station communications products to be used with Global Xpress broadband services will be tested to ensure they demonstrate high levels of performance.

The quality assurance testing will be carried out in co-ordination with the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) – the international association of the satellite communications industry.

Industry initiative
Inmarsat's programme will be aligned with the GVF Product Quality Assurance Framework, and meet the GVF Quality Products Industry Initiative.

“Inmarsat is committed to ensuring that our customers receive high-performance broadband satellite products,” said Leo Mondale, Managing Director of Global Xpress.

“Our decision to require product testing in alignment with the GVF Product Quality Assurance Framework is a clear demonstration of that commitment.”

Broadband solutions
David Hartshorn, Secretary General of GVF, said: “The global satellite industry is taking next-generation broadband solutions to a higher level of performance.

“Inmarsat's requirement for type-approved earth station products and Global Xpress' co-ordination with the GVF Quality Products Initiative will give customers the standard of quality that is essential in today's demanding marketplace.”

GVF has 200 company members based in every major region of the world.

Its role is to promote higher standards of service, greater levels of market access, improved regulatory conditions, and heightened awareness by the private and public sectors of the advantages afforded by state-of-the-art satellite-based fixed and mobile solutions.