Inmarsat unveils upgrade pathway to Global Xpress Service


Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite
communications services, announced a pathway product to its future Global
Xpress (GX) service, providing maritime users with access to both Ku-band VSAT
and L-band FleetBroadband services in a bundled package.


Initially available from Ship Equip and Stratos,
Inmarsat‘s direct
distribution channel, the new offering will deliver a fully-integrated managed
service for an inclusive monthly fixed fee. It is intended to be available to
all GX-appointed distributors.


This is an exceptional value proposition. It gives the
maritime industry a clear path to the true broadband services that Global
Xpress will deliver and removes risk from upgrading now. It is currently the
only approved Global Xpress upgrade path.


We intend to appoint further GX distribution partners,
who will also be able to offer this winning proposition. Combined, Ship Equip
and Stratos offer unprecedented capability, service and support for both
FleetBroadband and Ku-band VSAT, and are ideally placed to bring this unique
value-driven solution to the market,” said Frank Coles, senior director
Maritime for Global Xpress.


The announcement follows the recent introduction of fixed
fee options on FleetBroadband, which provide very large allowances for merchant
fleets that want the functionality and reliability of an L-band service with
predictable fixed costs.


Since the inception of maritime satellite
communications, Inmarsat has been the most trusted brand. Inmarsat has shown it
is ready to continue to be the leading light in maritime communications and
provide a compelling, complete service for the industry.” Coles added.


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