SpeedCast to Offer Inmarsat Fleet Xpress to Global Maritime Market
[Via Satellite 06-13-2016] Following a partnership announced June 10 with Marlink, Inmarsat today revealed the company has linked up with SpeedCast to provide its Global Xpress Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services to maritime customers around the world. The agreement makes Fleet Xpress a key service within SpeedCast’s maritime services portfolio, being fully integrated with the company’s existing maritime Sigma gateway and other value added services.
SpeedCast will work closely with Inmarsat in maritime markets around the world to promote and roll out Fleet Xpress services to existing and new customers. Over the next five years, SpeedCast has committed to roll out Fleet Xpress to approximately 2,000 vessels.
The two-way partnership also further enables Inmarsat to leverage SpeedCast’s global Ku-band network for its Xpress link customers. SpeedCast will further position Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband service as a backup of choice for its maritime VSAT services.