RRsat Appointed as Inmarsat Distribution Partner for Broadband Global Area
Network (BGAN) Services
Partnership Significantly Enhances the RRsat Mobile Satellite
AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, ISRAEL -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/13 --
Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile
satellite communications services, has appointed Station711, the
Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) arm of RRsat Global Communications
Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) as a Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN)
The new distribution agreement expands Station711's longstanding
relationship with Inmarsat and is a strong indicator of the strength
of the partnership. Station711 has been a Distribution Partner for
Inmarsat's FleetBroadband maritime service and its GSPS handheld
service for several years.
The new BGAN distribution agreement enables Station711 to offer the
benefits of Inmarsat's award-winning L-band service to the government
and defense markets throughout Israel. These services include BGAN
HDR, a new high-data rate-streaming service. RRsat will leverage BGAN
HDR and other BGAN-based services to expand its offerings for both
new and existing customers.
RRsat, of which Station711 is the MSS division, will have a role as a
BGAN distribution partner that will enable the fast development of
powerful and innovative solutions for the company's end-users.
"We are delighted to have been chosen as a BGAN Distribution partner
for Inmarsat, helping facilitate expanded offerings," said Kobi
Ohayon, Managing Director of Mobile Satellite Services at RRsat.
"It's a significant milestone for RRsat and a vote of confidence in
our long and fruitful relationship with Inmarsat. We look forward to
expanding Station711's solutions to new markets and offering valuable
services that leverage BGAN network capabilities."
"Inmarsat values the role of its distribution partners and RRsat is a
valued addition to our global channel network," said Andy Start,
President, Inmarsat Global Government. "Our relationship with RRsat's
Station711 goes back a number of years and we are delighted to
welcome them as a partner for our BGAN services. Their track record
is excellent and we look forward to working closely together."
Being the mobile satellite arm of RRsat Global
Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), Station 711 provides
communications solutions to the maritime, terrestrial and aviation
markets. As Inmarsat's 4th generation distribution partner, with our
own LES for existing and evolved Inmarsat services and via our own
global teleports and fibre optics network, Station 711 has you
covered to guarantee seamless global communications anywhere,
anytime. The Station 711 platform, based on the most advanced
technologies, can be integrated into yours existing communications
infrastructures. This unique capability results in significant cost
and resource savings.
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 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the
world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on
every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange
(LSE: ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.
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RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST)
provides global, end-to-end, digital content preparation and
management, as well as content distribution services to the rapidly
expanding broadcasting industry, covering more than 150 countries.
Through its Global Network, composed of satellite and terrestrial
fiber optic capacity and the public Internet, RRsat provides
high-quality and flexible global content distribution 24 by 7
services to more than 630 channels reaching multiplatform operators,
Internet TV and direct-to-home viewers worldwide. In addition, the
company offers worldwide content management and distribution services
for sports, news and other live events. More than 130 channels use
RRsat's advanced production and playout centers, comprising of
comprehensive media asset management services. Visit the company's
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RRsat Contact Information:
Head of Marketing
Tel: +972 3 9280808
Inmarsat Contact Information:
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 7728 1935
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