22 November 2013: Boeing Commercial Satellite Services is extending its relationship with Inmarsat to officially become the first and largest Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress (GX) to the US Government market.
Boeing will offer GX-based services to the broadest range of government customers.
“Since the very start of the Global Xpress programme, Boeing has been a critical and committed partner in developing service offerings, technical interfaces and a host of GX applications to address unique government requirements,” said Peter Hadinger, President of Inmarsat’s US Government Business Unit.
“With this VAR agreement in place, the Boeing team can move quickly to meet the communications needs of the US government, leveraging what will be the most advanced and reliable globally available commercial satellite service in the world.”
Since the Global Xpress programme was announced in 2010, Boeing and Inmarsat have worked in close partnership on the development of the original fleet of three GX satellites – with an order for a fourth satellite made in October 2013.
Jim Mitchell, Vice President of Boeing Commercial Satellite Services, said: “Global Xpress will enable us to offer US government users a range of powerful new applications and globally available, secure connectivity services backed by the renowned reliability and heritage of Inmarsat.
“We have already received strong support from our government clients for the mission-enabling features GX will offer.”
Global Xpress: www.inmarsat.com