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INMARSAT AND ITC GLOBAL EXPAND MARITIME OPTIONS

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 

Inmarsat and ITC Global have announced a five-year strategic collaboration, under which the organisations will combine their complementary services to offer broadband connectivity, paired with high-value connectivity solutions to global customers, including in maritime and offshore energy.

ITC Global will offer Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service, incorporating the Ka-band solution into its existing comprehensive range of Ku-band connectivity services. Fleet Xpress for Offshore is powered by the Global Xpress Ka-band network, combined with Inmarsat’s flagship FleetBroadband L-band service.

Delivering high data speeds, continuous connectivity and guaranteed performance, the Ka-band service is now installed on over 8,000 vessels. Benefits include affordable voice calls, multiple voice options for crew and operations and high-speed broadband for internet access, plus 24/7 online support. For offshore clients, Fleet Xpress provides added subscription flexibility to meet seasonal and short-term demand changes.

Eric Griffin (pictured), Inmarsat Maritime, VP Offshore and High End Fishing, said: “We are pleased to secure the support of a key partner in ITC Global, which reflects our own commitment to providing the offshore and wider maritime community with uniquely global, reliable and flexible broadband connectivity anywhere in the world to meet their rapidly growing digitalisation needs.”

ITC Global is a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, delivering high-speed, high-capacity communications services to customers across various markets.

“Using our combined expertise of Ku-, L- and Ka-bands, we will be well-positioned to meet the individual demands of maritime and offshore customers,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO ITC Global. “The agreement will enable us to extract further value from the synergies between our organisations and leverage our mutual technology and product innovations to fully support the operational requirements of customers.”

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