13 November 2013 – Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that KORE, a wireless service provider specialising in M2M communications, has been appointed as an Inmarsat M2M Distribution Partner. KORE will begin offering Inmarsat’s M2M services as part of its Global Connect™ network portfolio, offering users of KORE devices and applications access to continuous and reliable, always-on connectivity anywhere in the world using one global SIM from Inmarsat.
For Inmarsat, this is the latest in a series of partnerships and agreements with M2M service providers who recognise the importance of offering their end-users real-time, IP based, two-way satellite connectivity similar to their IP based cellular technologies.
“The addition of Inmarsat’s services to KORE’s portfolio reinforces, yet again, the growing role that satellite communications plays within M2M,” said Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Enterprise. “Whether transmitting data from devices in remote locations, outside the footprint of terrestrial networks, or tracking assets within a highly congested urban environment, where competition for bandwidth is intense, Inmarsat offers an unmatched level of reliability for the delivery of critical data anywhere in the world. And, of crucial importance to KORE, we can deliver satellite connectivity services for their customers entirely within one IP environment.”
KORE’s M2M users will immediately enjoy the value of Inmarsat services but will also benefit from the investments the leading mobile satellite company is making to further simplify access to the network in the future. Inmarsat is developing M2M chipsets that can be embedded into devices, eliminating the need for additional equipment and allowing for automatic switching between cellular and satellite, ensuring that there is never interruption in connectivity.
“By integrating Inmarsat’s satellite services into our Global Connect portfolio, our customers and partners and providers can enjoy an added layer of reliability for transmitting critical data from anywhere in the world,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO of KORE. “M2M users are requiring more robust data capability from both isolated and congested locations. With Inmarsat now a part of the mix, we are able to make M2M work better.”
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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).
KORE is the world’s largest wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Providing unified control and management for cellular and satellite network service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide, KORE empowers its application, hardware and wireless operator partners to efficiently deliver M2M solutions for connected devices across the globe. M2M applications in industries as diverse as healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management rely on the KORE network to deliver operational efficiencies and cost-savings. KORE offers a range of technologies — including GSM, HSPA, CDMA EV-DO and LTE, as well as satellite services — that ensure the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.