Inmarsat announces strategic partnership with JRC, a leading communications provider headquartered in Japan. Hamburg, Germany: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services announced today that it has signed Telemar Group 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 promises to be a high capacity, extremely reliable solution in a package that is easy to understand, install and maintain,” said Bruno Musella, Managing Director of Telemar. “Our customers in turn will benefit from a next generation solution that will meet their ever increasing demands for high-bandwidth data communications.
“Telemar's strong focus on maritime communications and IT solutions in the global maritime market is an ideal fit for Global Xpress,” said Leo Mondale, Managing Director of Global Xpress. “Their industry leading sales, installation and support group positions them to be a most valuable launch partner of our Global Xpress maritime service.”
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Telemar operates in all main Shipping ports and is directly present through 12 subsidiaries in 10 markets worldwide, including Germany, Italy, UK, USA, Sweden, Finland, Norway, China, Hong Kong and the new market in Singapore, where Telemar has been closing large integrated projects with top ship owners and managers.
Telemar is a leading group in its markets: Maritime Ship Owners – Managers, Yachting and Mega Yachting and Land Satellite Communication addressing Ministers, Media and Energy Companies. Telemar integrated model covers globally design, purchase, air-time, communication and navigation equipment installation, maintenance and repairs.
Telemar is number one provider, worldwide, of global servicing contracts, which are increasingly appreciated because they combine extensive expertise in handling direct contacts with customers, a network of partnerships and global service points. Telemar manages 10,000+ service interventions worldwide per annum.
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 centers of commerce on every continent. For the year ended 31st December 2011, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$1,409m and an EBITDA of US$854m. For the six months ended 30 June 2012, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$684m and an EBITDA of US$381m. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com/about.