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PressReader Teams with Inmarsat to Bring News to Remote Locations

By | June 8, 2016

      PressReader-enabled devices. Photo: PressReader.

      [Via Satellite 06-08-2016] Inmarsat and PressReader have partnered to enable people working and living in remote locations to have access to an unlimited newspaper and magazine service. The partnership brings together PressReader, a premium publication solution, and Inmarsat’s global Inmarsat 4 satellite network for readers to access, share and talk about news.

      “Partnering with PressReader and bringing the app alongside our flat-rate airtime packages will encourage our partners to offer a digital newsstand solution to their customers. Wherever personnel are based, from an oilrig in the sea to a mining camp in a desert, customers can deploy an employee welfare solution in 60 languages by choosing Inmarsat and PressReader. Organizations can also distribute their operational documents to remote sites using PressReader, keeping their employees up-to-date and in-line with regulations,” said Nadeem Khan, head of applications enablement at Inmarsat Enterprise.

      PressReader has more than 5,000 publications and a global reach of more than 300 million readers. The new satellite-enabled service uses Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service to access PressReader in areas with limited or no other connectivity. The service is a product of Inmarsat’s Certified Application Partner (CAP) program, which forms partnerships with third-party companies to develop applications and solutions that are compatible with the operator’s satellite communications networks.

      “Our partnership with Inmarsat allows us to bring content to people who historically would never be otherwise able to access it,” said Igor Smirnoff, chief commercial officer at PressReader.