18 November 2014: Inmarsat’s Sydney office was officially opened by Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat CEO on 13 November 2014, signalling the importance of the Australian market to Inmarsat and its continuing commitment and investment in the region.
The completely refurbished office houses 500 square metres of warehouse space, classrooms, research and development engineering facilities, and demonstration labs. It also provides a dedicated hosting facility for Inmarsat partners to hold events, run customer demonstrations and undertake training courses.
The site is located in Auburn, 10 minutes away from Sydney’s centre, and has been chosen because it provides uninterrupted line-of-sight to Inmarsat’s satellites.
“I was delighted to be able to attend and officially open our new Sydney office,” said Rupert Pearce. “Australia is an important market for Inmarsat and we expect our business to continue to grow within the region – both through government contracts and through the Inmarsat partner channel.
“The country provides a fertile environment to develop ground-breaking solutions and applications for global adoption and the world class engineering facilities in the new Sydney site will allow the local team to explore these developments throughout the Inmarsat world.”
“Hosting one of our three Meet Me Points worldwide, Sydney is a key location for our global network.”
The new office will support all areas of Inmarsat’s business, offering demonstrations and training for products and solutions deployed on land, at sea and in the air.
Inmarsat operates out of two hub sites in Australia – the newly expanded Sydney office and the Perth Land Earth Station and Teleport.
Key Australian customers include the Australian Defence Force; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Australian Maritime Safety Authority; Australian Customs and Border Protection Service; Bureau of Meteorology; Australian Antarctic Division; fire and emergency services across all states; many of the large media agencies; and various mining resource, telecommunications, maritime and shipping companies.