Posted on: 19 December 2013 by Mark Howells
Inmarsat and Astrium, a specialist in space technology, have reached a strategic distribution partnership agreement which will provide Astrium Services’ partner and customer base with Global Xpress high-speed broadband services.
The strategic agreement will cover key vertical markets initially in Europe, such as maritime, government and the defence sector. In due course the Astrium Services Global Xpress offering will encompass all service types – packaged services, bandwidth capacity, as well as commercial and military Ka-band.
“This agreement is the natural continuity of a long-standing partnership between Astrium Services and Inmarsat,” commented Evert Dudok, CEO of Astrium Services. “We are eager to continue this strong relationship by bringing the benefits of Global Xpress to our customers using our satcom expertise.”
“We are delighted that Astrium has committed to continue its long and valued partnership with Inmarsat into the Global Xpress era,” said Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat. “Astrium serves an unparalleled range of market segments and, together with their powerful network of service providers, will help make Global Xpress the preferred choice for end-users in those segments, extending and deepening our global business partnership."
Astrium Services aims to offer its customers the world’s first globally available mobile broadband network and a range of global connectivity services designed for commercial and government markets.