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March 14th, 2014

Inmarsat + Telespazio—Xpressing Great Interest (Business)

[SatNews] Inmarsat, (LSE:ISAT.L) has signed an agreement with Telespazio SpA, a Finmeccanica/Thales company, appointing the international managed satellite services provider as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress (GX), serving the Government and Enterprise markets.

In the enterprise sector, Telespazio will be targeting energy, media and corporate customers with a particular focus on Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.  In the government segment, the agreement signed today enables Telespazio to offer the game-changing, high-speed broadband satellite service to customers in Europe.This agreement strengthens a long and successful collaboration between Inmarsat and Telespazio, and confirms Telespazio’s position as a leading operator in value-added integrated satellite communication services.

Global Xpress is the world’s first globally available Ka-band mobile broadband satellite network, providing very high bandwidth services to end-users on land, at sea and in the air, delivered through a resilient, secure waveform that is optimised for mobility.  Integrated seamlessly with Inmarsat’s current L-band network, Global Xpress will ensure reliable communications in support of mission critical operations in the most challenging environments. Inmarsat-5 F1, the first Global Xpress satellite, which was launched in December 2013, is completing its final ‘shakedown’ tests and is on course to enter commercial service by mid-year 2014.  The full constellation of three satellites is on schedule to achieve full global coverage by the end of the year.

Telespazio is one of Europe’s leading specialized satellite services providers, representing the combined investment of Thales S.A. and Finmeccanica SpA in this growing market segment. The company is a long-term partner of Inmarsat and is a Distribution Partner for our L-band services, as well as managing and operating Inmarsat’s L-band and Global Xpress satellite access station (teleport) at Fucino in Italy.

Inmarsat's Global Xpress infosite is located at this direct link.

Learn more about Telespazio SpA at http://www.telespazio.com/