July 30, 2019

Inmarsat Expands Global Xpress Coverage Into Arctic

From Via Satellite

Inmarsat will introduce two new satellite payloads dedicated to the Arctic region in a partnership with Space Norway and its subsidiary, Space Norway HEOSAT.

The new Global Xpress (GX) payloads aim to support the rapidly growing demand among both commercial and government users for seamless, reliable, high-speed mobile broadband services in the Arctic and throughout the world. Inmarsat’s new Arctic capabilities aims to further increase network flexibility and efficiency through multi-beam, high-throughput capacity that can be fully dialed up and down depending on customer demand in the region.

“Norway has been a strong, strategic partner for Inmarsat over many years. It is the home to one of our most advanced research and development centers, located at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Center (NMCC) based in Ålesund, which is part of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology campus,” Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce said. Continue>