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Inmarsat has reported that the first Inmarsat-5 Ka-band satellite in its Global Xpress constellation has arrived at its geosynchronous orbital location, and has begun payload testing.

Christmas has come a week early for Inmarsat as the company has announced that it is to acquire distribution partner Globe Wireless for $45 million, while also confirming the signing of a deal to make its largest maritime partner Astrium Services a distributor for Global Xpress.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 10:29

First GX satellite launched successfully

Inmarsat has successfully launched the first of three Global Xpress (GX) satellites, a major step forward in its bid to create the first global Ka-band satellite network for commercial use.

Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00

MOL migrates to 6GB plan

Inmarsat has reported that MOL Ship Management has commenced migrating over 100 vessels to its FleetBroadband 6GB plan to enhance both crew welfare and business operations.

Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00

Skype over satellite

Software giant Microsoft has expressed an interest in developing an adapted version of its popular Skype product for use over satellite, according to Inmarsat.

Friday, 22 November 2013 00:00

Alphasat ready for operation

Astrium has reported that the Alphasat satellite launched in late July 2013, expected to add additional capacity to Inmarsat's FleetBroadband network, has been successfully tested and moved to its operational orbital position.

Friday, 08 November 2013 00:00

Inmarsat announces first GX launch date

Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce has confirmed that the company now expects to launch the first of the satellites for its Global Xpress Ka-band service in the first half of December.

Inmarsat has announced that it has triggered an option to purchase a fourth Inmarsat-5 satellite, under its existing contract with Boeing Satellite Systems International, while also confirming plans to increase prices on its E&E services by nearly half.

Friday, 04 October 2013 00:00

FleetBroadband price freeze for 2014

Inmarsat has pledged to freeze its FleetBroadband pricing for next year, stating that there will be no price rises on the service up to the end of 2014.

Friday, 20 September 2013 00:00

GX launch schedule – update

Inmarsat has written to Digital Ship to clarify the details of the reported launch schedule for its Global Xpress network.

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