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April 29th, 2019

Satcom Global's New President of Asia Pacific ... He Was Inmarsat's VP Focused in a Maritime Capacity

James Tucker

Satcom Global welcomes James Tucker as President of their Asia Pacific region, who most recently was network operator of Inmarsat in a variety of senior roles. James' responsibilities will include developing sales strategy and driving growth of key Satcom Global services in Asia, and working closely with established teams in Singapore and Japan.

Ian Robinson, Chief Executive Officer at Satcom Global said that James’ wide-ranging knowledge and experience in the satellite communications market coupled with the respect he’s afforded by industry peers, makes him a huge asset to the Satcom Global team. At a point where their flagship VSAT solution, Aura, is making serious traction, especially in Asia-based markets, James has the strategic and commercial capability to take it to the next level.

Before joining Satcom Global James worked at Inmarsat, most recently in a Maritime focused Vice President capacity, managing a range of commercial and solution focused teams, developing market strategy and successfully growing revenue in key MSS (Mobile Satellite Service) markets.

Talking about his new role, James Tucker commented that it has been a great pleasure to have worked with Satcom Global (and the former AND Group) over his 16 plus years within Inmarsat’s commercial team, so he is excited to be working in-house with the company’s experienced Management Team.

Satcom Global’s commitment to their maritime business and growing account base of major players in the sector, reveals their ability to understand end-user needs and deliver solutions to satisfy these. The maritime sector is going through a period of great change and requires increasing communication connectivity at greater speeds, capacity and reliability at competitive, and often predictable pricing.

I am looking forward to being able to play my part in ensuring that they remain at the front of the market: building maritime communication solutions around the best of what suppliers like Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya offer and, of course through their own market leading Aura VSAT solution.

Satcom Global has a longstanding heritage in Asia, having acquired the business and expertise of marine communications innovators, Horizon Mobile Communications (HMC) in 2005. The company also benefited from integration with experienced communications provider and value-added service developer, AND Group, in 2012 who served the Asian market from its Singapore base.

With products in the region ranging from Satcom Global Aura VSAT and the brand-new Iridium Certus solution, to Inmarsat’s flagship FleetBroadband service and handheld satellite phones, Satcom Global prides itself in creating flexible and innovative communications solutions to meet customer’s varied requirements. With offices based across Asia, the Americas, EMEA and Oceania, the 200 multi-lingual Satcom Global team works with an extensive global network of valued dealers and partners to fulfill this commitment.