Inmarsat to showcase unrivalled portfolio of satcom solutions for Asia Pacific at CommunicAsia 2017


Inmarsat will showcase the latest satellite services and solutions that are powering the Internet of Things (IoT) and enabling the emerging global digital society at CommunicAsia 2017 on 23 May to 25 May 2017 in Singapore.

“Asia Pacific is a crucial market for Inmarsat across aviation, enterprise, government and maritime industries. With the successful launch of our fourth broadband satellite in the GlobalXpress (GX) constellation last week, we expect the demand for satellite communications to increase. This further reinforces Inmarsat’s commitment to providing reliable, resilient and high speed satellite connectivity globally,” said Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat.

Visitors to the booth 1S2-01 will be able to find out more about Inmarsat’s latest updates such as the recent launch of the fourth Inmarsat-5 (I-5 F4) satellite and discover about the revolutionary high speed broadband GX network. Some products that will be on display include:

• Fleet One: Fleet One is specifically designed to meet the low data usage demands of occasional or seasonal users when they move out of VHF or GSM coverage areas. Inmarsat now offers two service plans to put satellite broadband in the reach of any size of commercial or leisure vessel.

• IsatHub: Designed for remote locations, the IsatHub enables the use of smartphones, tablets and other connected devices to seamlessly talk, text, access the internet and use apps, independent of cellular and fixed networks. • BGAN HNS9211: Manufactured by Hughes Network Systems, is designed to provide high performance mobile satellite connectivity, even in the most demanding environments. The Hughes 9211-HDR is the world’s smallest and lightest Inmarsat BGAN HDR-capable terminal. • L-TAC: A robust, low-cost beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) mobile communications for a broad range of government users. It delivers a ‘UHF and VHF-like’ tactical satellite capability for use with existing military and commercial off-the-shelf radios by approved government customers. • BGAN E540: The versatile and durable BGAN M2M terminal, EXPLORER 540, is the world's first Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication terminal to operate on both Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) and 2G/3G/LTE networks.

• Fleet Xpress Terminal: Fleet Xpress takes maritime communications to the next level, delivering the high data speeds enabled by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Kaband technology combined with the proven reliability of Inmarsat’s flagship FleetBroadband L-band service.

Expert Panel As part of the SatComm 2017 programme, Todd McDonell, Vice President of Inmarsat Global Government Solutions, will be on an expert panel. The panel will cover topics such as how IP and hybrid networks are set to change the satellite industry, look at the ways content delivery will evolve and how best to meet customer expectations for video on demand. The discussion starts at 16:00 on 23 May 2017.

At 12:45 on 25 May 2017 in the Xperience Zone, Shoji Koike, Inmarsat Channel Development Director Asia will give a talk entitled: Why we need to look to the skies to help deliver the Internet of Things on earth.

This session will feature case studies from the Asia-Pacific region that are related to climate, exploring how organisations leverage satellites to implement IoT solutions and the benefits achieved.

Successful launch Last week on 15 May 2017, Inmarsat confirmed the successful launch of the fourth, highspeed broadband communications satellite in its transformational GX constellation. Global Xpress is the world’s first globally available, broadband connectivity service and was created to enable communities across the world to benefit from the emerging digital society.

I-5 F4 joins the three GX satellites already in orbit, which have, since December 2015, been delivering unprecedented service speeds, global coverage, reliability and security to users on land, at sea and in the air. The fourth satellite adds further capacity to the GX network, as well as in-orbit redundancy that further upgrades the reliability and resilience of Inmarsat’s service offerings.

During the course of 2017, Inmarsat will continue to introduce various industry-specific, high-speed connectivity services powered by Global Xpress.


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