Posted on: 20 May 2014 by Mark Howells
Satcom1 has been chosen as a Distribution Partner for Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband connectivity services for the business and VVIP aviation markets.
Following several years as a Gold service provider for SwiftBroadband, Satcom1 has now been elevated to Distribution Partner level. Under the new agreement, Satcom1 will aim to further improve its level of support in terms of activation and airtime, real-time trouble shooting and diagnostics to its current and future customer base.
Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband enables worldwide in-flight Wi-Fi and GSM services, providing the business aviation market with simultaneous voice and IP-based package switched services of up to 432 kbps as a standard, using Inmarsat’s constellation of L-band I-4 satellites. SwiftBroadband is also expected to be approved for FANS and ACARS safety services by 2015.
Satcom1’s Research and Development (R&D) department has designed a service that is a part of its AvioIP Software Suite, bonding two Inmarsat SwiftBroadband channels to deliver high-speed data services of up to 900kbps to the user. Since 2012, this solution has been installed on many business aircraft.
“We are extremely proud to now represent Inmarsat as an aviation Distribution Partner,” said Satcom1’s CEO Henrik Zinck. “We can now support our current and new customers at the highest level possible. Our dedicated commitment to R&D activities and investments are intact, and we will continue to develop and bring sophisticated connectivity solutions to the market, suiting any SATCOM platform.”