HERNDON, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Inmarsat Government, a leading provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. public sector, announced that it has finalized its official agreement to be a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Inmarsat Global Xpress, serving the U.S. government market. On behalf of Inmarsat and its government-market partners, Inmarsat Government will also build and maintain the secure Global Xpress offering to provide reliable assured access supported 24/7 by a dedicated team of highly skilled, U.S. security-cleared professionals.
Inmarsat Government, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat, is a cleared company operating under a Proxy Agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Inmarsat Government’s mandate is to manage and grow Inmarsat’s retail U.S. government business, delivering a broad portfolio of integrated mission-critical communication solutions and managed network services worldwide. Among those trusted offerings, Inmarsat Government will offer managed services and bandwidth leases on the GX system to the U.S. government.
To meet the demanding requirements of U.S. government customers, subscription services with a wide range of data rates, contention ratio and availability will be offered with global, regional or custom coverage areas. Secure Global Xpress™ is an additional capability designed to allow Inmarsat’s government-market partners to create custom solutions while meeting the stringent security requirements of DoD Mission Assurance Category (MAC) standards.
Susan Miller, Inmarsat Government’s president and CEO, said: “The Global Xpress system will represent a fundamental shift in the kinds of affordable, reconfigurable services and secure end-to-end wideband connectivity solutions we will deliver globally. Specifically, because of the enhanced capabilities in the Global Xpress spot beams, we will be able to offer higher levels of flexibility and portability — functions that are critical to enabling seamless airborne, maritime and land government operations worldwide.”
With the first of three Inmarsat-5 satellites successfully launched on 8 December 2013, GX is on track to achieve full global deployment by the end of 2014, becoming the first global Ka-band wideband satellite network providing very high bandwidth services to a range of land, maritime and aviation terminals.
Peter Hadinger, President of the Inmarsat U.S. Government Business Unit, responsible for supporting all of Inmarsat’s wholesale business partners within the U.S. government market, said: “As a trusted partner of the U.S. military, intelligence and civilian agencies, Inmarsat Government is well positioned to deliver Global Xpress services. A retail arm of Inmarsat, Inmarsat Government is closely aligned with and responsive to the U.S. government customers and will deliver flexible GX communication solutions that seamlessly complement the U.S. Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) constellation and fulfill the government’s interoperable communication needs on a global basis.”
About Inmarsat Global Xpress
Global Xpress is a truly global, end-to-end Ka-band network offering high-throughput access to the U.S. government to meet interoperable communication needs at an affordable price. Built with government users in mind, Global Xpress seamlessly complements the WGS network, allowing the U.S. government to cost-effectively augment its system when needed, without any up-front financial commitment. In addition, Global Xpress is base-lined for a government system to be accreditable to MAC level III, with secure gateways and satellite commanding. Secure Global Xpress offers customization and enhanced security up to MAC level I through separation from commercial traffic. Designed for global mobility, Global Xpress is a flexible communication solution that enables consistent, seamless broadband connection and dual Ka/L-band resiliency, wherever and whenever needed.
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centers of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.
About Inmarsat Government
Inmarsat Government provides secure, reliable and affordable mission-critical telecommunications to U.S. military, intelligence and civilian organizations. Equipped with the industry’s leading terrestrial and satellite infrastructure and partners, it delivers custom, end-to-end managed network solutions that can sustain communications anytime, anywhere. Inmarsat Government is a cleared organization operating under a Proxy Agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc. Inmarsat Government is responsible for Inmarsat’s retail U.S. government business and is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with network assets and operations around the globe. For more information, please visit www.inmarsatgov.com.