First Appointments for XpressLink Dealer Network
LONDON, April 23, 2012
LONDON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite
communications services, today announced the first appointments for its global
network of XpressLink dealers. Twelve of the world's most-respected maritime
communications specialists have been approved to sell XpressLink, providing
access to shipping fleets worldwide through sales teams based in North
America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Inmarsat issued an invitation to distribution partners, service providers and
system integrators in early March to confirm interest in becoming an
XpressLink dealer, with a positive response from more than 80 per cent.
Negotiations with the majority of applicants are now at an advanced stage.
The initial 12 dealers that have completed the rigorous selection process
*Anchor Marine Equipment & Repair Company
*Hellenic Radio Services
"We are excited by this endorsement of the XpressLink service as a gateway to
Global Xpress," said Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime. "These 12
companies are at the forefront of delivering high-quality and cost-effective
solutions to shipping fleets. They will not support a service unless they
know it offers demonstrable value to their customers - value that is
future-proofed with the transition path to Global Xpress. Several of the
dealers we have announced today have already closed deals, and we expect more
XpressLink offers a fully-integrated Ku-band and L-band solution for a fixed
monthly cost. A complete solution managed by Inmarsat, it delivers a
compelling combination of broadband speed, a reliable and high-quality
service, and global coverage. XpressLink supports always-on data speeds of
768kbps, with a committed information rate of 192kbps, when the VSAT service
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications
services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and
high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other
organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in
the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,500 staff in more than 40 locations around
the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every
continent. For the year ended 31st December 2011, Inmarsat plc had total
revenue of US$1,409 million and an EBITDA of US$854 million. Inmarsat is
listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please
visit http://www.inmarsat.com .
Contact: Media Contact, John Warehand, Head of Media & Analyst Relations,
Inmarsat, Tel: +44-20-7728-1579, Mob: +44-7739-778128, Email:
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