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Inmarsat and SpeedCast in partner agreement

Inmarsat has announced that it has appointed SpeedCast as a Distribution Partner (DP) for its maritime offering Fleet Broadband, as well as Fleet One, its voice and data service for the leisure and fishing markets.

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“SpeedCast is a valuable addition to our partner channel and strengthens Inmarsat’s capabilities across Asia Pacific during a period of unprecedented investment and service development in our maritime business,” said Ronald Spithout, president of Inmarsat Maritime.

“Given their many years of experience in satellite communications and commitment to serving the maritime industry, including strong links into the leisure market, SpeedCast is perfectly positioned to support end-users seeking the most effective communications solutions to drive operational efficiencies and enhance crew welfare.” 

Headquartered in Hong Kong and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, SpeedCast has a particularly strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Earlier this year, SpeedCast acquired SatComms Australia, an existing Inmarsat Service Provider, and has for many years provided VSAT services to Globe Wireless, which was bought by Inmarsat in January.

“As an industry leader and pioneer of mobile satellite communications, Inmarsat has been powering global connectivity for more than three decades,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast.

“We are very pleased to solidify our partnership with Inmarsat via this appointment; it is an extension of our existing relationship and a testament to SpeedCast’s strong market position in maritime satellite services, providing communications and IT solutions to meet the unique requirements of our customers.”

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