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January 21st, 2016

Pivotel Gives Voice To Australia

[Satnews] Pivotel Satellite announced the launch of Inmarsat voice services for its customers—the addition of Inmarsat means Pivotel customers now have access to Inmarsat’s reliable global L-band voice connectivity throughout Australia.

Pivotel is known for providing standard “04” Australian mobile numbers across its entire range of satellite voice services and until now Inmarsat satellite voice customers in Australia have been unable to take advantage of this facility. With a Pivotel Inmarsat service, users benefit from simple, domestic dialing and callers pay only the rate of calling an Australian mobile phone which in many mobile bundles is free. A 04 mobile number also allows companies with satellite phone fleets to use multiple satellite technologies and call between them at standard mobile call rates.

Plans are now available for customers who already have an Inmarsat phone and wish to switch to Pivotel.  Customers wishing to purchase an IsatPhone 2 can make enquiries through Pivotel’s nationwide network of more than 140 approved dealers.

Inmarsat services are a great addition to Pivotel’s Licensed Australian Carrier Network” said Pivotel Group CEO Peter Bolger. “With over 30 years’ experience, Inmarsat, like Pivotel, is renowned for its high quality network so a partnership to deliver Inmarsat voice services over the Pivotel network is a great outcome for both companies and for Inmarsat’s existing and prospective customers in Australia and New Zealand.

”We expect the increased value and simplicity from using the Pivotel Inmarsat service will result in large increase in the number of Inmarsat users in our part of the world”

“It is partnerships like these that will drive Inmarsat’s present and future business successes,” said Greg Ewert, President, Inmarsat Enterprise. “Our mission of powering global connectivity can only be realised through the efforts of our innovative partners. I’m pleased to work with Pivotel to bring Inmarsat’s reliable voice connectivity to its customers.”