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Inmarsat expands Fleet Xpress installation network

Inmarsat has ramped up the installation network for its Fleet Xpress Ka-band VSAT service, increasing the number of ports where a complete flat fee service installation is available from six to 33.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The flat fee initiative being rolled out will mean a total charge of $3,000 for every vessel with a committed installation date up to 31 December 2017 at the 33 locations. These include 12 Asia Pacific ports, 11 in the Europe Middle-East and Africa region, and 10 ports in the Americas, where all work will be undertaken by Inmarsat-certified engineers.

“The demand for Fleet Xpress connectivity has been huge since the commercial service launch just over a year ago, calling for new installation ports across Asia, Europe and the Americas,” said Ronald Spithout, president, Inmarsat Maritime.

“The Fleet Xpress combination of high-speed broadband via Ka-band backed up by highly reliable L-band is transforming ship efficiency and crew welfare, and with the new installation network we are able to respond to the accelerating demand for the service.”

Mr Spithout says that Inmarsat will continue to prioritise the expansion of its global service capabilities for Fleet Xpress installations going forward, with support from hardware partners Cobham and Intellian, and backed by service agreements such as that recently announced with Radio Holland.{/mprestriction}

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