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Radio Holland to join Fleet Xpress roll-out efforts

Inmarsat has signed a service and installation agreement with Radio Holland to support migration of customers from Ku-based XpressLink to Fleet Xpress services. The non-exclusive agreement is in addition to Inmarsat’s existing service partner and VAR arrangements, and aims to draw on the Radio Holland support network to accelerate the installation of Fleet Xpress on a global scale.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}“Fleet Xpress is currently installed at a rate of around 150 vessels every month, with the split being half new installations and half upgrades,” said Trond Leira, senior vice president, service delivery and customer support, Inmarsat.

“We expect this number to increase in 2017 and our priority is to ensure that installation of Fleet Xpress keeps pace with demand. The agreement with Radio Holland extends the Inmarsat service network and brings access to a pool of experienced, skilled engineers in the world’s busiest ports.”

“Extra support resources were essential to meet expectations that thousands of vessels would require Fleet Xpress installation and servicing in the years ahead, as the industry shifted decisively towards high-speed broadband, data-heavy digital services and the Internet of Things. By drawing on its partner’s engineering resources, Fleet Xpress can be factored into Radio Holland technical service visits.”

Inmarsat is now working with Radio Holland to get service engineers across the globe fully certified in line with Inmarsat’s quality standards for Fleet Xpress. Training has already begun and involves 3-5 days in the classroom, verified through on the job training and leading to final certification by Inmarsat.

“As a connectivity solution and service provider, Radio Holland adds its competences and installation capacity to the migration of XpressLink to Fleet Xpress through this partnership with Inmarsat,” said Dennis Mol, COO of Radio Holland Group.

“With our network of more than 80 offices, we are able to work with Inmarsat on a global level. We provide installations, upgrades and yearly services of GX/FX systems. During our 100 years of history, Radio Holland always has been a frontrunner in implementing the latest technology developments on board vessels and supporting changing customer requirements.”{/mprestriction}

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