Inmarsat announced today that it has signed Florida-based GMPCS Personal Communications, Inc. as one of the first Value Added Resellers of Global Xpress™ for the maritime market.Scheduled for service introduction in 2014, Global Xpress will offer the shipping industry unprecedented data speeds and global coverage. The Global Xpress maritime solution will combine the new super-fast Ka-band satellite network with the existing FleetBroadband service for the utmost reliability, all backed by Inmarsat quality standards, performance and global reach.
“Global Xpress offers truly unrivalled and scalable performance to satisfy our customers' current and future requirements,” said Eric Verheylewegen, Vice President & General Manager of GMPCS. “Backed by Inmarsat reliability, it will form a perfect backbone for the next generation of communications and IT solutions for our maritime customers.”
“GMPCS has an extensive knowledge of the maritime markets they serve,” said Leo Mondale, Managing Director of Global Xpress. “Their distribution network of over 100 qualified dealers and agents across the world gives them the reach to deliver Global Xpress to every maritime market. This positions them to be a most valuable launch partner of our Global Xpress maritime service.”
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GMPCS, headquartered in southeast Florida, is a leading global satellite communications provider offering total communications solutions to customers including news gathering organizations, emergency response organizations, yacht owners, workboat and fishing fleets, state and federal government organizations, energy exploration and production companies, enterprise businesses, airlines, and more. www.GMPCS-US.com
GMPCS' parent company, Network Innovations Inc., is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Network Innovations specializes in the service and distribution of turn-key satellite communications solutions, including equipment, system integration, and airtime, as well as the development of unique emergency response, oil-field, and defense-related services. www.NetworkINV.com
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 the year ended 31st December 2011, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$1,409m and EBITDA of US$854m. For the six months ended 30 June 2012, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$684m and EBITDA of US$381m. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com/about.