2 December 2013 – Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has signed an agreement with Globecomm, appointing the specialised managed satellite services provider as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress, serving the Government market in Africa and the Middle East.
Globecomm is a pioneer in the design and integration of high quality satellite communication systems. With a strong engineering pedigree and expertise in cellular networks, satellite networks, mobile satellite communications and content delivery systems, Globecomm is able to design, install and support communications solutions for Government and Military users in the most demanding of situations.
Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government, said: “Globecomm has been an energetic and successful partner of Inmarsat for more than 7 years, and its established footprint across many African countries places it ideally to drive early growth of GX services in these exciting and emerging economies. We are very pleased to welcome Globecomm as one of the first GX VARs in the Government sector and look forward to working closely with them as GX goes live in 2014.”
Keith Hall, COO of Globecomm, said: “Globecomm is among the world’s leading providers of Ka-band services and our engineering knowledge of Ka-band systems is second to none. Having GX in our portfolio is a central part of our global government sales strategy. We look forward to working with Inmarsat to grow our respective revenue in the months and years to come.”
Global Xpress will be the first global Ka-band broadband satellite network providing very high bandwidth services to a range of land, maritime and aero terminals, delivered through a resilient, secure waveform which 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.
The first of three Global Xpress satellites is set to launch on 8th December 2013 with global coverage scheduled for the end of 2014.
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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 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.
About Globecomm Systems
Globecomm Systems Inc., (“we”, “our”, “us” or “Globecomm”), is a leading global communications solutions provider. Employing our expertise in emerging communication technologies, including satellite and other transport mediums, we are able to offer a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for our customers. We believe our integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise combined with a world-class global network and our 24 by 7 network operating centers provides us a unique competitive advantage. We focus this value proposition to selective vertical markets, including government, wireless, media, enterprise, and maritime. As a communications solutions provider we leverage our global network to provide customers managed access services to the United States Internet backbone, video content, the public switched telephone network or their corporate headquarters, or government offices. We currently have customers for which we are providing such services in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm Systems also maintains offices in Maryland,
New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan.