SMM 2012 HAMBURG - Hall B6 Stand 114,
September 4, 2012
- GMPCS signs with Inmarsat for Global Xpress ®
- GMPCS is amongst the first Value Added Sellers for Global Xpress
- Further market place endorsement for Inmarsat's service innovation
Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services announced today that it has signed
-based GMPCS Personal Communications, Inc. as one of the first Value Added Resellers of Global Xpress™ for the maritime market.
Scheduled for service introduction in 2014, Global Xpress will offer the shipping industry unprecedented data speeds and global coverage. The Global Xpress maritime solution will combine the new super-fast Ka-band satellite network with the existing FleetBroadband service for the utmost reliability, all backed by Inmarsat quality standards, performance and global reach.
"Global Xpress offers truly unrivalled and scalable performance to satisfy our customers' current and future requirements," said Eric Verheylewegen, Vice President & General Manager of GMPCS. "Backed by Inmarsat reliability, it will form a perfect backbone for the next generation of communications and IT solutions for our maritime customers."
"GMPCS has an extensive knowledge of the maritime markets they serve," said
, Managing Director of Global Xpress. "Their distribution network of over 100 qualified dealers and agents across the world gives them the reach to deliver Global Xpress to every maritime market. This positions them to be a most valuable launch partner of our Global Xpress maritime service."
GMPCS, headquartered in southeast
, is a leading global satellite communications provider offering total communications solutions to customers including news gathering organizations, emergency response organizations, yacht owners, workboat and fishing fleets, state and federal government organizations, energy exploration and production companies, enterprise businesses, airlines, and more.
GMPCS' parent company, Network Innovations Inc., is based in
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
. Network Innovations specializes in the service and distribution of turn-key satellite communications solutions, including equipment, system integration, and airtime, as well as the development of unique emergency response, oil-field, and defense-related services.