Complimenting existing SATCOM offerings to customers with new services is a pathway to improved business results—such is certainly the case for Lepton Global Solutions as the company has just signed on as a Boeing-authorized service provider of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress services.
Global Xpress represents the first and only globally available, high-throughput, commercial mobile wideband satellite communications service for customers utilizing Ka-band frequencies. Through its partnership with Boeing, Lepton will now add Global Xpress wideband services to its customer offering and extend Lepton’s service networks to four bands. The Global Xpress, Ka-band service will complement Lepton’s existing Ku-, C-, and X-band services out of teleports in Hawaii, Atlanta, Italy, and the Netherlands with seamless worldwide coverage for COTM or fixed operations with smaller, easy-to-use terminal sizes and higher throughputs.
Becoming a Service Provider for Global Xpress services also aligns with Lepton Global’s customer service values:
- Flexibility—The Global Xpress constellation allows worldwide wideband access on a unified network, or a dedicated network for customers with large network requirements. Global Xpress offers highly available, managed services on a worldwide basis to meet the broadest range of customer requirements anywhere needed.
- Reliability—With a very high level of redundancy incorporated into the infrastructure, Global Xpress provides resilience and very high availability in all conditions. Customers are able to seamlessly move between beams without any interruption in service.
- Security—Global Xpress supports government systems of the US Mission Assurance Category (MAC) level III, with secure gateways and satellites. Global Xpress’ secure enclave and network can support higher security standards requirements, separating government and commercial traffic.
According to Rob Weitendorf, Managing Partner at Lepton Global, the company's goal is to design the optimal communications solution for customers in terms of performance, cost, and interoperability and, with this agreement, there are now expanded opportunities to design solutions that best fit customer circumstances and price points.