Galaxy1 appointed as BGAN M2M distribution partner

Inmarsat has announced the promotion of its service partner Galaxy1 Communications to top-tier Distribution Partner status for BGAN M2M (Machine-to-Machine). The closer relationship provides Galaxy1 with priority access to Inmarsat resources, services and support, enabling the faster development of new solutions for customers in the utilities, oil & gas and mining sectors.

Significant opportunities continue to emerge as the M2M market maintains its rapid expansion,” said Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Vice President Enterprise Energy at Inmarsat. “Within the oil & gas, mining and utilities sectors, there is growing demand for robust and reliable Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) which can extend the scope of an organisation’s wider area network and provide additional redundancy to support critical services, such as the remote monitoring of pipelines or power grids.

Galaxy1 has successfully pushed the boundaries of satellite communications and, with their proven track record of investment in value-added services and strong technical skills are an excellent M2M partner for Inmarsat.”

Folef Hooft Graafland, Sales Director of Galaxy 1, commented: “This strengthening of our relationship with Inmarsat comes at an important juncture for both our organisations. Our customers increasingly understand the crucial role that MSS can play in strengthening and extending remote monitoring and other M2M capabilities.”

Galaxy1 works with some of North America’s leading utilities businesses, as well as a wide range of other energy-focused enterprises.

For further information

Jonathan Sinnatt
PR Manager
+44 20 7728 1935
Galaxy 1 Communications
Folef Hooft Graafland
Sales Director
+1 954 326 8362

Bell Pottinger for Inmarsat

Neville Rawlings
+44 (0)207 861 2424

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,500 staff in more than 40 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. For more information, please visit

About Galaxy 1

Galaxy1 Communications is an independent satellite communications service provision company that combines in-depth understanding of the news-gathering industry with products and solutions to provide a highly flexible, responsive and personalized service. In addition to satellite communication service Galaxy 1 develops remote monitoring software and online billing and provisioning platforms. For more information, please visit

Galaxy 1 provides a unique, secure, private utility network that has been designed for M2M applications supporting 24/7 online requirements. This secure network has been build around a dedicated APN and network hardware that only can be used by qualified utility companies in order to comply with ever strengthening NERC and FERC regulations.

We use years of experience and a vast knowledge of satellite communications to ensure you are always connected.

Our Commitment: Be a trusted business partner that exceeds expectations. Provide innovative technical solutions and the premier customer service.

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