Inmarsat selects Metaswitch to expand FleetBroadband maritime communications service


By Telecom
Lead Team:
Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications
services, has selected Metaswitch to expand its FleetBroadband maritime
communications service.


FleetBroadband maritime communications service is the first maritime
communications service to provide cost-effective broadband data and voice,
simultaneously, through a compact antenna on a global basis.


Metaswitch is
the best fit for our increased feature requirements, plus we have been very
impressed with the quality of the technology and the worldwide support
organization. Our maritime services have a trusted reputation in the shipping
industry and are sold by a large number of partners worldwide.  Now we can
provide even better communication services for users,” said David Kingdon-Jones,
director, product and service management at Inmarsat.


Inmarsat’s new
FB Multi-voice capability will increase the flexibility of FleetBroadband by
adding the ability to deliver simultaneous calls.


The company
will deploy Metaswitch Universal Media Gateways and the MetaSphere Multimedia
Telephony Application Server (MTAS) at network hubs in Western Europe and the
Pacific Rim, with control from Inmarsat’s global headquarters in London.


We are very
pleased to help Inmarsat launch Voice over IP services. By using Metaswitch’s
exclusive quality assurance tools, Inmarsat will be able to maintain their
reputation for superior customer service,” said Richard Dorey, vice president
of sales for EMEA at Metaswitch.


Metaswitch Networks is a provider of the software that powers a
whole new generation of communications services, and the solutions that fuel
the rapid migration to all-IP architectures.


Last month, Inmarsat
announced a new organizational structure that will align the Inmarsat business
closely to core vertical market segments and support both direct and indirect
distribution of its services.

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