Inmarsat to provide connectivity to UAE through partnership with Global Beam, Virgin Megastore


Inmarsat plc, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced that distribution partner Global Beam Telecom has struck a multi-year agreement with Tecbuy and Virgin Megastores in the United Arab Emirates to sell Inmarsat’s GSPS IsatPhone satellite phones and IsatHub terminals to its UAE customers. The devices are immediately available for purchase at three of the largest Virgin Megastores in UAE.

Inmarsat’s mobile satellite communication solutions allow consumers and business travelers to stay connected using one device and one SIM, regardless of where in the world they travel. The IsatPhone 2, Inmarsat’s next-generation handheld satellite phone, offers a robust handset, unrivalled battery life, excellent voice quality and the unparalleled reliability of the Inmarsat network, helping customers connect in the most extreme and remote locations, or simply when local networks are unavailable or slow.

“Today’s consumers demand robust connectivity wherever they travel,” said Paul Gudonis, President of Inmarsat Enterprise. “This agreement with Global Beam Telecom and Virgin Megastores is a testament to Inmarsat’s commitment to providing reliable, always-on connectivity, coupled with the latest advancements in satellite technology, to our customers in UAE.”

In addition to providing the phones and terminals to Virgin Megastores throughout the UAE, Global Beam is also the first global distributor of Inmarsat scratch cards to purchase and recharge satellite airtime, making it easy for customers to connect using their satellite phones.

“We are proud to serve Virgin Megastore’s customers in the UAE with the most-reliable L band satellite services and devices in the industry,” said Abdullah Sulaiman, CEO of Global Beam Telecom. “Inmarsat’s proven solutions and the ability to offer customers global coverage with one device wherever they travel is a positive sign for both B2B and B2C customers across the world who have bureaus in the MEA region.”

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