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Inmarsat, Marlink Form Maritime Broadband Communications Partnership; Rupert Pearce Comments

Marlink will integrate Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress maritime communications service with the former company’s portfolio of service offerings under a strategic alliance between the two companies. Inmarsat said Friday Marlink aims to deliver high-speed broadband connectivity to at least 2,000 ships over five years through Fleet Xpress that Inmarsat unveiled in March. Fleet …

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Inmarsat, AeroVironment Support NOAA-Coast Guard Ice Obstruction Clearing Mission

Inmarsat has provided communications support to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-led team in efforts to break a channel of Antarctic sea ice to help ships deliver supplies to a U.S. research center located on Ross Island. Operation Deep Freeze 2016 used the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star to create a “superhighway” that will allow oil tankers and cargo ships …

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Steve Gizinski: Inmarsat-Spectra Group Alliance Creates Satellite Service for Tactical Mobile Comms

Inmarsat and Spectra Group have partnered to develop a mobile satellite service intended to help military customers facilitate ultra and very high-frequency tactical communications. Steve Gizinski, vice president of special programs at Inmarsat’s U.S. government business unit, wrote in a blog post published Monday the L-band Tactical Satellite platform works  to provide data and voice …

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Inmarsat Subsidiary Provides Satellite Services Support to Antarctic Island Expedition

An Inmarsat subsidiary has delivered its Broadband Global Area Network satellite services to support non-profit organization Cordell Expeditions‘ remote island exploration in the Antarctic Ocean. Inmarsat Government said Thursday the three-week mission aimed to study Heard Island’s volcanic environment and test satellite communications in isolation and extreme Antarctic weather. BGAN worked to …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat Looks to Support Military Ka-Band Connectivity Through Global Xpress

Inmarsat‘s $1.6 billion investment into its Global Xpress commercial broadband network aims to offer an integrated satellite communications architecture with global Ka-band connectivity for military users, a company executive has said. Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat senior vice president of U.S. government strategy and policy, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that Global Xpress works …

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COMSAT Delivers Inmarsat Global Xpress to Support US-Phillippines Armed Forces Exercise

COMSAT has supported an annual military exercise between U.S. soldiers, armed forces of the Philippines and other multinational participants. The company worked with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific to integrate Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress for the Balikatan 2016 exercises that tackled a number of missions such as humanitarian assistance, maritime law enforcement …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Commercial Integration Cell Program Aims to Help Address Satcom Threats

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for U.S. government at Inmarsat, has said she believes the Defense Department‘s Commercial Integration Cell program will help to track and resolve threats to satellite communications. She wrote in an opinion piece for MilSat Magazine that CIC is poised to introduce major updates …

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Inmarsat’s Kai Tang: First Responders Need Mobile Satcom Tools, Services in Disasters, Humanitarian Relief Missions

Kai Tang, vice president of the U.S. government business unit at Inmarsat, has told MilsatMagazine that first responders and nongovernmental organizations need to quickly mobilize during humanitarian relief missions and disasters through the use of satellite communications services. Tang said in an interview published in the magazine’s April 2016 edition …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Commercial-Military Satcom Integration Key to National Security

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat senior vice president for U.S. government strategy and policy, has said the integration of commercial and military satellite communications systems will provide ubiquity of access to warfighters. Cowen-Hirsch writes in a blog post published Monday that industry seeks to support military operations through the Satcom as a Service model, which works to provide global connectivity and eliminate …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Diversity, Distribution & Protection Key Elements of Satcom Resilience

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat senior vice president of government strategy and policy in the U.S. government business, has listed diversity, distribution and protection of space assets as the key attributes of satellite communications resilience. Cowen-Hirsch writes in a Space News article published Mar. 28 using combined features of commercial and military satcom systems can diversify communication paths and …

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Inmarsat VP Joseph Teixeira Receives Aviation Safety Award

Joseph Teixeira, Inmarsat aviation safety and cybersecurity vice president, has received the James L. Oberstar Sentinel of Safety Award from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association for his leadership in the field of aviation safety. Inmarsat said Thursday the award is given annually to recognize a non-NATCA member who has significantly contributed to aviation safety efforts. …

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Inmarsat to Provide Comm Systems for U.K.’s Joint Service Medical Research Expedition

Inmarsat has been chosen to supply communications equipment to a group of British military personnel who will climb Mount Dhaulagiri in Nepal as part of a joint service medical research initiative. The company said Tuesday the British Services Dhaulagiri Medical Research Expedition team will use six IsatPhone 2 phones, an IsatHub satellite connectivity terminal …

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Network Innovations Completes Inmarsat XpressLink Conversion to Global Xpress for European Govt Customer

Network Innovations has collaborated with Intellian to convert Inmarsat’s XpressLink service for a European government customer and activate the Global Xpress service for maritime users. Inmarsat said Tuesday Network Innovations, a value-added reseller of Inmarsat satellite technology, worked to assess the customer’s communication requirements in order to help address existing satellite challenges. Roy …

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Inmarsat Gets MSUA Gov’t Mobility Satcom Award for Global Xpress; Peter Hadinger Comments

Inmarsat has received a Mobility Satellite Innovation Award from the Mobile Satellite Users Association in recognition of the company’s Global Xpress satellite communications constellation. Inmarsat accepted the 2016 Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation award during MSUA’s inaugural awards ceremony at the four-day Satellite 2016 conference in Maryland, Inmarsat said Tuesday. …

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DataPath Announces First US Govt Agency Sale of Inmarsat Global Xpress Service

A U.S. government agency has purchased access to the Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite communications service via a sales agreement with field communications firm DataPath to represent the latter company’s first such deal in the federal market. Inmarsat’s GX network resides in the Ka frequency band and is designed to support voice, video and data applications in operating …

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