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October 31st, 2016

On The MILCOM 2016 Show Floor—Inmarsat & Honeywell Bringing SaaS TO USG Aero Around The Globe

A major military communications trade event starts tomorrow and runs through the 3rd of November—SMI's MILCOM 2016—and Inmarsat will be participating in this important conference where they will announce that Global Xpress 'SATCOM as a Service" (SaaS) will be available around the globe to US Government (USG) aero users via the firm's lead manufacturing partner, Honeywell, and their JetWave™ SATCOM system.

This Inmarsat type-approved solution delivers consistent high-throughput connectivity for government users while en route or on station. Available through multiple government aviation value-added reseller partners, the Inmarsat-5 satellites have been in service on government aircraft for more than two years. The SaaS capability now allows mobile users to access Global Xpress’ seamless and reliable connectivity delivered as a managed service that spans the world.

Government users can operate in the most geographically challenging environments and the Global Xpress ‘always on’ network allows them to get the connectivity they need. With guaranteed service level agreements and committed information rates throughout the world, the quality of the acquired service is assured.
According to Peter Hadinger, the President of the USG Business Unit at Inmarsat, as the U.S. government seeks to adopt an enterprise-level, integrated architecture to fulfill their requirements and enhance flexibility of operations worldwide, government users are taking advantage of the company's Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service as well as accessing the firm's wideband Mil-Ka leased capacity as part of their own independent network—Global Xpress has unique global mobility and reliability and offers seamless interoperability with military satellite resources and cost-effectiveness. Inmarsat will grow the market together with Honeywell and other partners and, at this event, Honeywell’s JetWave system will be introduced as the first Inmarsat type-approved airborne terminal compatible with the Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service.