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August 24th, 2016

SpeedCast Racks Up Another Feature... Addition Of Global Xpress Services For Global Government

Now there's another service that SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA) has added to their repertoire to keep their clients happy. SpeedCast and Global Xpress (GX),  have signed an agreement in which SpeedCast becomes a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for GX in the global government market. GX is the world’s first mobile broadband service from a single operator to deliver seamless, secure, high-speed connectivity on land, at sea, and in the air from a single operator.

GX for Government — Inmarsat Global Xpress is a high-speed, broadband satellite network for mission-critical communications. 

Inmarsat’s globally available, high-speed mobile broadband service, Global Xpress (GX),will enhance SpeedCast's portfolio of services for government customers. This follows SpeedCast’s strategic partnership with Inmarsat in June when the company rolled-out Inmarsat’s Maritime GX solution (Fleet Xpress). 

SpeedCast works with commercial and government sector customers across the world to deliver reliable, cost-effective, best-in-class communication solutions. With its global presence and extensive service network, SpeedCast is a perfect match to support the roll-out of GX services into new and emerging government markets.
GX's history of worldwide commercial service began in December 2015. The government-focused services fused two global networks through military proven solutions, enabling classified networks to be accessed globally through the same easy-to-use terminals; all on a single subscription. 
When combined with the Inmarsat’s ability to enhance military SATCOM services, GX is unique in terms of helping users meet operational requirements.

Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government, said during an interview, “As we extend into new government markets and undertake a comprehensive programmer of education to demonstrate the new capabilities of GX, we will benefit greatly from the experience and global footprint that SpeedCast brings in the satellite communications market.  Combining the power of Inmarsat’s game-changing service with SpeedCast’s breadth of experience and global presence, will support the continuing adoption of GX by global government customers.”
Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast added his comments, “This new partnership sees SpeedCast extending its cooperation with Inmarsat beyond the Maritime sector.  We believe GX offers tremendous growth potential in the government market.
“Global Xpress perfectly complements our existing offering and will enable us to cater for growing mobility needs from global government customers. It confirms SpeedCast’s commitment to develop its government business and take it to the next level with Inmarsat’s support. We will continue to invest and build our capabilities to provide government customers with the best-in-class services and support SpeedCast is known for, as we expect our government business around the world to continue to grow in the coming years.”