Eclipse/NSSLGlobal joint venture company appointed as GX VAR for government aero market

9 December 2015: AEROSATCOM, a new joint venture company formed in September 2015 by aeronautical satcom specialist Eclipse and independent satcom provider NSSLGlobal, has been appointed as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress (GX) service, focusing on the rapidly expanding commercial market for government aviation satellite communication services.

AEROSATCOM will both resell Inmarsat airtime (L-band and Ka-band) and work closely with Inmarsat on the design, delivery and certification of government aero solutions.

Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government, said: “The government market for commercial satellite communications is, necessarily, a complex one.  It comes with its own unique challenges, combined with the requirement for globally available, secure, seamless and flexible connectivity.  To build business in this environment, especially for a completely new service such as Global Xpress, requires channel partners with the right experience, expertise and depth of resources.

AEROSATCOM, which is able to draw upon the expertise of two established industry players, is aligned perfectly with our strategy to grow the military, V.V.I.P. and Head of State aero markets, offering the unique combination of our L-band SwiftBroadband service and our new high-speed, Ka-band global broadband service.”

AEROSATCOM was founded to meet the market need for an all-round aeronautical satellite communications company with the objective of bridging the gap between two complex industries; the Governmental Aircraft industry and government sector Mobile Satellite Services (MSS).

Shaun Flanagan, Sales Director, AEROSATCOM said: “We are excited to have been appointed as an Aeronautical Global Xpress VAR for Inmarsat Global Government. AEROSATCOM is a unique Inmarsat distributor focussed completely on providing aeronautical solutions to the government sector. We provide our regional partners tools to address the aeronautical satcom needs of their government customers with the requisite technical and regulatory capabilities behind them.”

Eclipse has years of experience in the governmental Aeronautical Satellite Communications market, while NSSLGlobal has decades of experience, working with government and military end-users.

 

For further information

Inmarsat Global Government
Diana Minglis
Director of Marketing
diana.minglis@inmarsat.com
+61 2 9714 5110
AEROSATCOM
Nikolaj Hvegholm
Director
nikolaj.hvegholm@aero-satcom.com
+45 36 70 36 46

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About AEROSATCOM

AEROSATCOM has been founded due to a market need for an all-round aeronautical satellite communications company and our objective is to bridge the gap between two complex industries; the Governmental Aircraft industry and government sector Mobile Satellite Services (MSS). When customer requirements develop where these two industries overlap a special set of skills is required to meet the technical, regulatory and commercial aspects of the resulting project.

The combination of NSSLGlobal and Eclipse will create an instant market leader in AEROSATCOM; Eclipse have years of experience in the governmental Aeronautical Satellite Communications market, while NSSLGlobal have decades of experience in working with a number of Government & Military clients. In addition both companies bring together a desire to meet the needs of demanding customer with specific requirements.

AEROSATCOM’s business model is based on creating strong partnerships with companies that can leverage our technical and regulatory skills with exposure to their local government markets.