Inmarsat appoints new Maritime Partner

27 April 2016: Inmarsat has appointed satellite communications and technical services company, Satlink Satellite Communications Ltd, as a Partner for Inmarsat Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband.

As part of the partnership, Satlink’s solutions will be integrated with Fleet Xpress to deliver value added services, such as Satbox and Tracklite, a service that enhances connectivity to their existing global customer network, which includes merchant shipping, offshore, fishing and leisure markets.

Socrates Theodossiou, joint Managing Director of The Tototheo Group said: “On-board bandwidth requirements keep growing, driving the satellite communications industry to integrate and develop in-house tailor made solutions for end-users.

Strategic alliance

“This strategic alliance with Inmarsat enables a closer relationship and development of our solutions for the industry and ultimately for the global satellite communications market.”

Commenting on the agreement, Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Chief Sales Officer, Inmarsat Maritime said: “Satlink Satellite Communications is a valued Inmarsat Maritime Partner and is currently the largest single XpressLink provider for Inmarsat globally, with customers including MSC Shipmanagement Limited and Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.

“We believe that the launch of Fleet Xpress will set a new standard in maritime communications and are investing to ensure we have the global reach and expertise of a dedicated partner network to drive market adoption.”