COMSAT awarded contract to provide Department of Defense with Global Xpress SATCOM as a service


COMSAT today announced that it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to support communication activities on the African continent with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service capability. Delivering end-to-end managed high-throughput service everywhere, Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service provides 24/7/365 management, monitoring and support globally.

SATCOM as a Service delivers guaranteed data rates to satisfy mission requirements at a moment’s notice. Importantly, it allows users to leverage COMSATCOM for core functions, while seamlessly integrating with MILSATCOM for optimal redundancy, diversity, protection, scalability and global portability; the ultimate resilience approach. Government users travel from one location to another, and simply “plug in” to get what they need, when they need it. With solid service level agreements and committed information rates, users get what they ask for via easy to use terminals, and receive an assured quality of service.

As an Inmarsat value added reseller for Global Xpress, COMSAT has built out a secure terrestrial network that interconnects Inmarsat's infrastructure to COMSAT's global core Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. COMSAT's network supports Non-classified Internet Protocol Router/ Secret Internet Protocol Router (NIPR/SIPR) services over the Inmarsat Global Xpress network and enables the DoD to deploy globally with a robust information assurance posture.

The three Global Xpress satellites currently in orbit have been online providing worldwide connectivity since December 2015 to support government global missions. Actively supporting U.S. government customers worldwide, Global Xpress complements U.S. government military satellite communications and delivers a highly reliable commercial Ka-band network that meets mobile, on-demand communication needs.

“COMSAT is dedicated to providing our servicemen and women with the most reliable and secure communication solutions available to successfully fulfill their critical missions,” said Nancy Ho, Vice President, Sales for U.S. Government Service, COMSAT. “The unique Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service capability offers mobile high-throughput connectivity the way government users need it: simple, affordable and operationally available – anywhere, anytime.”

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