New terminal to benefit services from both existing I-4 services and new I-6 constellation
14 February 2018: Inmarsat and Intellian have today signed an outline agreement that will support major enhancements to Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband service for the next decade and beyond.
The new agreement will see Intellian design and manufacture a new generation of FleetBroadband terminals that will support the existing I-4 network alongside the major advances coming with Inmarsat’s sixth generation satellite constellation, the first of which is scheduled for launch in 2020.
The next generation terminals will be significantly lower cost and feature a host of new capabilities, including much faster throughput speeds.
Ronald Spithout, President of Inmarsat Maritime, said: “Inmarsat has maintained its leadership position for many decades by understanding the maritime industry and focusing our resources on continual innovation. As we approach the next stage of FleetBroadband’s evolution, we are excited to have a partner such as Intellian with a justified reputation for flexible, high quality terminals that are manufactured in the most cost-efficient manner. We selected Intellian for this project also because of their spirit of innovation and passion.
“It is also important to note that along with lower cost hardware and supercharged capabilities, the next generation of FleetBroadband, with the latest core module technology, will provide not just GMDSS but enhanced safety services; continuing to keep seafarers safe wherever they are in the world.”
L-R: Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime and Eric Sung, President & CEO, Intellian.
Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian, said: “FleetBroadband has been a market leader for over a decade. We are delighted to be working closely with Inmarsat on the ground-breaking enhancements that will be delivered through the Inmarsat-6 satellite constellation. Supported by a portfolio of the most advanced terminals in the world, the new capabilities of FleetBroadband will maintain Inmarsat’s leading position in L-band services in the maritime industry.”
Inmarsat’s sixth generation (Inmarsat-6) satellite constellation will be the first to feature dual-payload satellites, each supporting L-band and Ka-band services. The I-6 satellites will deliver a step change in the capacity of Inmarsat’s L-band services, supporting a new generation of capabilities – from advanced global safety services and very low cost mobile services to Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
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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 operates 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 (ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com. The Inmarsat press release newsfeed and corporate updates are on @InmarsatGlobal.
Intellian is the world’s leading provider of maritime satellite antenna systems for the maritime, cruise, energy, fishing, yachting and military sectors. Founded in 2004, Intellian is leading the way in driving innovation in the satellite communications market. Top global players choose Intellian’s maritime satellite antenna systems to deliver connectivity when it matters most.
Intellian operates in 10 offices worldwide, including global logistics centers in Asia, the Americas, and Europe, and is supported by a network of more than 450 partners across the globe. Intellian Technologies Inc. is listed on the Korean Stock Exchange, KOSDAQ (189300:KS)
Further information may be found at www.intelliantech.com