Monday, 10 November 2014 16:09

Inmarsat readies to deliver global mobile, broadband services Featured

By

Global satellite operator Inmarsat has completed construction of its final four satellite access stations for its Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band network which is scheduled for worldwide commercial service and delivery of high-speed mobile and fixed broadband services early in the second half of next year.

The new GX stations are located in Lino Lakes in Minnesota in the US, Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, and at two sites near Auckland, New Zealand. Two stations in Fucino, Italy and Nemea in Greece are already operational.

Inmarsat says all six of its access stations will act as gateways between the broadband traffic routed via the three Inmarsat-5 (I-5) satellites and terrestrial fixed networks. Each SAS delivers full ground segment redundancy for GX services, with highest quality resiliency, reliability and availability, including at times of adverse weather.

According to Inmarsat its Ka-band network offers a “powerful differentiator” to traditional regional Ku-band networks.

“This is an important milestone as we continue to move full speed ahead with the GX programme,” said Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat CEO.

“Our satellite access station locations and capabilities are designed to support the requirements of Inmarsat’s government and commercial end-users.”

As reported by iTWire, Inmarsat launched the first of its new Global Express (GX) satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in December last year.

Pearce said government customers have been the first to deploy GX, with the introduction of regional GX services through Inmarsat’s first Ka-band satellite – I-5 F1 – which serves Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

“With many decades of serving the government and commercial markets, our end-users can trust that Inmarsat’s secure network infrastructure adheres to strict physical and Information Assurance (IA) standards, supported continuously by a dedicated cyber security team, to provide reliable assured access at all times, anywhere around the world.”

Inmarsat has been providing commercial GX services in the Indian Ocean region since the beginning of July this year and Pearce said the remaining satellites are set to launch early in 2015 to support global commercial service introduction early in the second half of the year.

Read 3048 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here




GET READY FOR XCONF AUSTRALIA 2022

Thoughtworks presents XConf Australia, back in-person in three cities, bringing together people who care deeply about software and its impact on the world.

In its fifth year, XConf is our annual technology event created by technologists for technologists.

Participate in a robust agenda of talks as local thought leaders and Thoughtworks technologists share first-hand experiences and exchange new ways to empower teams, deliver quality software and drive innovation for responsible tech.

Explore how at Thoughtworks, we are making tech better, together.

Tickets are now available and all proceeds will be donated to Indigitek, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to create technology employment pathways for First Nations Peoples.


Click the button below to register and get your ticket for the Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane event

GET YOUR TICKET!

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired in 2020. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments