In December of 2015, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding signalling their mutual intent to form a strategic partnership to enhance opportunities for both companies. With today’s signing of the strategic partnership agreement, Inmarsat becomes the preferred mobile satellite communications provider for Turksat, broadening its coverage in the region. Turksat, in addition to its current products and services, can now offer a significantly broadened portfolio of mobile satellite products and services to its customers in Turkey, EMEA, the Caucuses and Central Asia. Also Inmarsat will be able to offer Turksat satellite services to its customers in the region.
Initially, the two companies will focus on delivering L-band and Global Xpress services to the Government, security, defense, maritime and aviation sectors. In the mid to long term, the companies will expand their coverage to all sectors and government organizations.