19 February 2014: Inmarsat has appointed Addvalue Technologies and Cobham SATCOM as manufacturing partners for Fleet One – a new voice and data satellite service designed specifically for the maritime leisure and fishing markets.
Addvalue and Cobham will each manufacture a terminal for Fleet One, which is due to launch during the second quarter of 2014.
“Addvalue and Cobham are long-standing, trusted partners of Inmarsat and today’s appointment represents an expansion of the partnership between our respective companies,” said Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime.
“Both companies have a proven history of manufacturing highly reliable terminals supporting a range of Inmarsat services and we are pleased to have them join us as we prepare to unveil Fleet One in Q2.”
Fleet One will be the latest addition to Inmarsat’s L-band portfolio. The new service has been designed to meet the particular communications needs of leisure mariners, day boaters and sport and coastal fishermen, providing uninterrupted, near-shore voice and data connectivity.