29 April 2014: Inmarsat has appointed specialised managed satellite services provider Telemar SpA as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress (GX), serving the Government market in Europe.
Telemar provides end-to-end value propositions on a global scale, which encompass a broad range of services from system design for communication and IT solutions through to installation, maintenance and repair.
The company has been a successful Inmarsat partner for over 30 years and, in 2012, was appointed as the first GX VAR for the maritime sector.
“With its broad and well-established international VSAT experience, Telemar is a natural GX partner for Inmarsat,” said Andy Start, President of Inmarsat Global Government Services.
“We are very pleased to welcome Telemar as a GX VAR in the Global Government sector and we look forward to working very closely with them to grow a successful and long-term GX business.”
Bruno Musella, Chief Executive Officer of Telemar, said: “The appointment as a GX VAR for the Government market represents a new and important milestone in our growth in satellite and mobile communications.
“Telemar was the first GX VAR appointed for the Maritime sector and this further important agreement strengthens the close strategic partnership between Telemar and Inmarsat across multiple market segments.
“Global Xpress, as a high-speed, high capacity and extremely reliable solution, is a perfect fit to meet the needs of our government customers with mission-critical communications.
“Telemar will add value to the Global Xpress ecosystem in Government, as well as in other Inmarsat business lines, through our distinctive commissioning, maintenance and integration of applications.”
Global Xpress is the world’s first globally available Ka-band mobile broadband satellite network, providing very high bandwidth services to end-users on land, at sea and in the air, delivered through a resilient, secure waveform that is optimised for mobility.
Integrated seamlessly with Inmarsat’s current L-band network, Global Xpress will ensure reliable communications in support of mission critical operations in the most challenging environments.
Inmarsat-5 F1, the first Global Xpress satellite, was launched in December 2013, and is on course to enter commercial service by mid-year 2014. The full constellation of three satellites is scheduled to achieve full global coverage by the end of the year.