Posted on: 21 January 2016 by Mark Howells
Inmarsat has opened a new office in Toa Payoh, the central region of Singapore, to provide a new solutions lab, demonstration capabilities, training rooms, and knowledge support centres as well as enhanced production and storage facilities in the Asia Pacific.
The opening ceremony was attended by Inmarsat’s CEO, Rupert Pearce, and executive director of the Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn), Beh Kain Teik, along with many Inmarsat partners and customers.
“Demand for Inmarsat’s mobile broadband services is increasing across the region and this facility reflects our confidence in the growth potential of Asia Pacific,” commented Pearce. “Through this new facility, we are confirming our on-going commitment to Singapore as the base for our regional operations.
“With the start of global commercial services for our latest satellite fleet, Global Xpress (GX), at the end of last year, we expect to see demand increase still further. Alongside Inmarsat’s core markets, including the aviation, enterprise, government and maritime industries, we are seeing significant interest in the potential of powerful, reliable satellite communications from sectors which have not previously used satellite communications.
“We are committed to investing in the support facilities that our partners and customers require in the same way in which we are continuing to invest in new generations of satellites. Last month we announced our investment in two Inmarsat-6 satellites which will combine both L-band and Ka-band frequencies, demonstrating our continued commitment to delivering robust L-band coverage and associated safety services, as well as extending the breadth and depth of Global Xpress with future Ka-band services,” Pearce concluded.