Inmarsat’s L-TAC Being Adopted by the U.S. Government Requiring Assured Mobile Communications in the Field

  Inmarsat’s L-TAC Being Adopted by the U.S. Government Requiring Assured
  Mobile Communications in the Field

    Cost-effective Solution to be Demonstrated at the STAR-TIDES’ Pentagon
                          Demonstration, October 7-9

Business Wire

HERNDON, Va. -- October 7, 2013

Inmarsat Government, the leading provider of secure, global, mission-critical
telecommunications to the U.S. public sector, announced that its L-Band
Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) solution has been successfully tested and acquired
by the U.S. government, greatly enhancing its communications capabilities in
the field.

Since its launch in July this year, the L-TAC solution has garnered positive
acceptance among government users who have noted its voice quality, ease of
use and speed of setup. The service complements the scarce UHF satellite
capacity with a single-hop, low-latency voice and data service, providing
tactical L-band service when UHF channels are inaccessible or unavailable.

“Military users need to exercise reliable and cost-effective command and
control of widely dispersed forces in austere environments where terrestrial
infrastructures are non-existent,” said Susan Miller, Inmarsat Government’s
president and CEO. “The L-TAC service provides clear communications at high
speeds, crucial for convoys on the move in hostile environments. Such service
is in critical demand on a global basis, enabling existing in-service tactical
radios to access Beyond Line of Sight communications without the need to
modify existing hardware.”

Inmarsat Government will be demonstrating L-TAC October 7-9 at the United
States Pentagon as part of the STAR-TIDES organization. Demonstrations will
take place at the Pentagon Courtyard on October 7: 12:00p.m.-5:00p.m.; October
8: 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.; and October 9: 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m.

About Inmarsat Government

Inmarsat Government provides secure, reliable and affordable mission-critical
telecommunications to U.S. military, intelligence and civilian organizations.
Equipped with the industry’s leading terrestrial and satellite infrastructure
and partners, it delivers custom, end-to-end managed network solutions that
can sustain communications anytime, anywhere. Inmarsat Government is a cleared
organization operating under a Proxy Agreement with the U.S. Department of
Defense, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc. Inmarsat Government is
responsible for Inmarsat’s retail U.S. government business and is
headquartered in Herndon, VA, with network assets and operations around the


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