04 February 2014: Inmarsat Government has finalised an agreement to be a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX), serving the US government market.
Inmarsat Government, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat, will also build and maintain the Secure Global Xpress™ offering to provide reliable assured access supported 24/7 by a highly-skilled, US security-cleared team.
As a cleared company operating under a Proxy Agreement with the US Department of Defense (DoD), Inmarsat Government’s mandate is to manage and grow Inmarsat’s retail US government business, delivering a broad portfolio of integrated mission-critical communication solutions and managed network services worldwide.
This extensive offering will also include managed services and bandwidth leases on the GX system to the US government.
Subscription services with a wide range of data rates, contention ratio and availability will be offered with global, regional or custom coverage areas.
Secure Global Xpress is an additional capability designed to allow Inmarsat’s government market partners to create custom solutions while meeting the stringent security requirements of DoD Mission Assurance Category (MAC) standards.
Susan Miller, Inmarsat Government’s president and CEO, said: “The Global Xpress system will represent a fundamental shift in the kinds of affordable, reconfigurable services and secure end-to-end wideband connectivity solutions we will deliver globally.
“Specifically, because of the enhanced capabilities in the Global Xpress spot beams, we will be able to offer higher levels of flexibility and portability – functions that are critical to enabling seamless airborne, maritime and land government operations worldwide.”
GX is on track to achieve full global deployment by the end of 2014, becoming the first global Ka-band wideband satellite network providing very high bandwidth services to a range of land, maritime and aviation terminals.
Peter Hadinger, President of the Inmarsat US Government business unit, said: “As a trusted partner of the US military, intelligence and civilian agencies, Inmarsat Government is well-positioned to deliver Global Xpress services.
“A retail arm of Inmarsat, Inmarsat Government is closely aligned with and responsive to US. government customers and will deliver flexible Global Xpress communication solutions that seamlessly complement the US Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) constellation and fulfill the government’s interoperable communication needs on a global basis.”