Inmarsat plans for future

Attendees at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK will gain an insight into the future of satellite communications, with Inmarsat showcasing its new IsatPhone PRO handset at its stand in Zabeel Hall.

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Inmarsat plans for future
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 17, 2010

Attendees at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK will gain an insight into the future of satellite communications, with Inmarsat showcasing its new IsatPhone PRO handset at its stand in Zabeel Hall.

UK-based Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, is also shining a light on its latest announcement for its $1.2 billion investment in next generation Ka-band satellite network. Inmarsat services are being demoed live at the Inmarsat stand.

The company is keen to tap growing demand for satellite services in many parts of the Middle East and Africa.

“GULFCOMMS provides the ideal platform for meeting with the telecommunications industry experts from across the region, and to debut the IsatPhone PRO in the region.

The exhibition also allows us to display and demo our premium services live at our stand to trade visitors,” said Helene Bazzi, Senior Area Manager, Inmarsat.

Inmarsat’s first global handheld is ideal for professionals in the government, media, aid, oil and gas, mining and construction sectors. The new device offers high-quality satellite telephony, text and email messaging, and with the capability of viewing and sending location data in a text message, according to Bazzi.

With operations expected to start in 2014, Inmarsat-5, the next generation of Inmarsat satellites, will support a next generation global service, Global Xpress, which will target a $1.4 billion incremental market opportunity in VSAT services.

Global Xpress will address the established, growing markets for VSAT services in the maritime, energy and government sectors, with further growth potential in developing markets such as the aeronautical sector. Global Xpress will deliver seamless global coverage and unprecedented mobile broadband with speeds up to 50MB/s, to customer terminals from 20-60cm in size.

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