Inmarsat Government Executes Global Xpress® Subscription Services Agreement with Globecomm Systems

January 2014

U.S. Government Customers Benefit From Global Xpress, Offering Secure, High-Throughput Wideband Data Service Interoperable with MILSATCOM Ka-band Systems

RESTON, Va.--()--Inmarsat Government, a leading provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. public sector, today announced it has executed a service provider agreement with Globecomm Systems Inc. to supply Inmarsat Global Xpress service in support of U.S. government customers.

“We are pleased to add Global Xpress to our service offerings, as it will greatly benefit our current and future U.S. government customers operating in various theaters around the world.”

Globecomm Systems Inc. is a leading global communication solutions provider. Employing its expertise in emerging communication technologies, including satellite and other transport mediums, Globecomm is able to offer comprehensive solutions involving network services, system integration, and end-user products and applications enabling a complete end-to-end solution for their customers. Globecomm believes that its integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise combined with a world-class global network and its 24 by 7 network operating centers provides it a unique competitive advantage. Globecomm focuses this value proposition in selective vertical markets, including government, wireless, media, enterprise and maritime. For the U.S. government, Globecomm provides expertise in designing and integrating mission-critical networks for disaster response, airborne communications, Communications-on-the-Move, Communications-on-the-Pause, Morale, Welfare & Recreation communications as well as Command & Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements.

Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band service, designed to seamlessly complement the U.S. government’s military Ka-band Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) system, offers an unprecedented high-throughput wideband data service. The first Inmarsat-5 satellite offering Global Xpress is already serving U.S. government customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Southwestern Asia, and worldwide coverage is anticipated to be available early in the second half of 2015.

“Globecomm and Inmarsat Government are proven communication providers to the U.S. government, and we are delighted to have them as a trusted partner. Together, while MILSATCOM will remain a top priority to our government customers, we’ll offer worldwide seamless Ka-band services that can augment systems like WGS,” said Susan Miller, president and CEO of Inmarsat Government.

“Global Xpress provides an unmatched level of global seamless IP connectivity enhancing overall performance, security, mobility and ease-of-use for our customers,” said Dwight Hunsicker, senior vice president and general manager, Globecomm Systems Inc., Government Solutions. “We are pleased to add Global Xpress to our service offerings, as it will greatly benefit our current and future U.S. government customers operating in various theaters around the world.”

About Inmarsat Global Xpress

Global Xpress is a truly worldwide, end-to-end Ka-band network offering high-throughput access to the U.S. government to meet mobile, interoperable communication needs at an affordable price. Built with government users in mind, Global Xpress seamlessly complements the WGS network, allowing the U.S. government to cost-effectively augment its system when needed, without any up-front financial commitment. In addition, the Global Xpress network baseline supports government systems accreditable to U.S. Mission Assurance Category (MAC) level III, with secure gateways and satellite commanding. Global Xpress secure enclave services support enhanced security solutions up to MAC level I, separating government and commercial traffic. Designed for worldwide mobility, Global Xpress is a flexible communication solution that enables consistent, seamless wideband connection. And when Global Xpress is complemented in a hybrid offering by our L-band services on Inmarsat-4 satellites, the combined capability offers a unique blend of high throughput as well as the industry’s highest all-weather availability, wherever and whenever needed.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centers of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com. The Inmarsat press release newsfeed and corporate updates are on Twitter @InmarsatGlobal.

About Inmarsat Government

Inmarsat Government is a leading provider of secure, reliable and affordable mission-critical telecommunications to U.S. military, intelligence and civilian organizations. Equipped with the industry’s leading satellite and terrestrial infrastructure, it delivers custom, end-to-end networks and solutions that can sustain communications anytime, anywhere. Inmarsat Government, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, and an authorized Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Inmarsat Global Xpress, is responsible for Inmarsat’s retail U.S. government business. It is headquartered in Reston, VA, with network assets and operations around the globe. For more information, please visit www.inmarsatgov.com

About Globecomm

Globecomm is a leading global communications provider serving government and commercial markets in over 80 countries. Globecomm employs engineering expertise in system design and integration, network design and provisioning of mission critical networks and engineering services for life cycle support, to provide its customers the optimal solution. Globecomm is dedicated to improving communications and leverages its world class, global network to offer end-to-end, managed service communications solutions worldwide. Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm also maintains offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. For more information, please visit www.globecomm.com.

Contact Information:
Inmarsat Government
Leslie Blaker-Glass, +1 703-673-0929
Leslie.blaker@inmarsatgov.com

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