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31 May 2016 – Inmarsat will showcase its latest technologies and services, including the real-life applications of Global Xpress (GX) in Asia Pacific and the plans for its next-generation Inmarsat-6 constellation at CommunicAsia 2016 on 31st May to 3rd June in Singapore.
“The demand for truly reliable, high-speed mobile broadband is rising rapidly throughout the Asia Pacific region and across all the key markets served by Inmarsat, from maritime and aviation to energy, media and government,” said Michele Franci, Chief Technology Officer, Inmarsat.
“With our unique Global Xpress high-speed broadband service now available worldwide for users on land, sea and air, Inmarsat is in the perfect position to meet this growing demand. We are working closely with our network of value added resellers throughout the region and there is a lot of customer excitement that a truly global, truly reliable and seamless high-speed broadband service – delivered through a single network by a single operator – is available today.
“We are also seeing demand for Global Xpress extending to new sectors, which have not traditionally deployed satellite communications. To support our partners and customers, Inmarsat has been strengthening its presence across the region, with new offices now open in Singapore and Beijing and new premises in Tokyo by the end of June.”
Delegates to the four-day event in Singapore will also have the opportunity to visit Inmarsat’s booth (1S2-01) to hear the latest updates and learn more about its broad range of products and services, including:
Global Xpress (GX) achieved commercial service introduction (CSI) in December 2015, making Inmarsat the first company in the world to offer a globally available, high-speed mobile broadband satellite communications seamlessly and securely, on land, at sea, and in the air from a single operator.
As part of Inmarsat’s US$1.6 billion programme commitment, a fourth GX satellite (I-5 F4) is on track to be launched in the second half of 2016 to provide additional GX capacity.
Shortly after the confirmation of CSI, Inmarsat highlighted its long-term commitment to delivering L-band services with the announcement that Airbus will build the first two satellites in its sixth generation, Inmarsat-6 constellation. Inmarsat-6 satellites will combine both L-band and Ka-band frequencies, which will have the capabilities to support a new generation of advanced satellite services, further extending the breadth and depth of Global Xpress.
During the course of 2016, Inmarsat will continue to introduce market-specific, high-speed connectivity services powered by Global Xpress.
In support of the next wave of mobile satellite technology and applications, Inmarsat is harnessing a culture of innovation by opening up its platforms to developers to create new ideas that will change the way satellite communicates are implemented across the land, air and sea.
The second annual Inmarsat Developer Conference (IDC 16) was held in London early this year, bringing together a range of partners, third party developers all in one place.
Attendees learned about the development opportunities in three key areas:
Delegates can also find out more about Inmarsat’s open platform and involvement with the third-party developer community during CommunicAsia 2016.
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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).
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