Globecomm becomes maritime Inmarsat VAR

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Global Xpress will be the first global Ka-band broadband satellite network providing very high bandwidth services to a range of land, maritime and aero terminals

Mobile satellite services firm Inmarsat has made Globecomm a value added reseller (VAR) for its Global Xpress (GX) service, covering the maritime market globally.

InmarsatThe agreement completes Globecomm’s Global Xpress offering, having previously been appointed as a GX VAR for the enterprise and global government markets.

Global Xpress will be the first global Ka-band broadband satellite network providing very high bandwidth services to a range of land, maritime and aero terminals, delivered through a resilient, secure waveform which is optimised for mobility.

Integrated with Inmarsat’s current L-band network, Global Xpress will ensure reliable communications in support of mission critical operations in the most challenging environments.

Ronald Spithout, president for Inmarsat Maritime, said: “Globecomm has been a valued partner of Inmarsat for many years, delivering consistently successful solutions to the maritime sector. I’m delighted to welcome them as a maritime GX VAR.”

Globecomm specialises in the design and integration of satellite communication systems and has an extensive global network. “Having GX in our portfolio is a central part of serving our maritime customers with increased performance. We look forward to our continued relationship with Inmarsat and delivering the most reliable solutions available,” said Keith Hall, Globecomm CEO.