Imtech Marine and Inmarsat have signed an agreement making Imtech Marine official Value Added Reseller of Global Xpress. This follows on from a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties last year.
Eric van den Adel, Managing Director of Imtech Marine, stated: “We have a long-standing relationship with Inmarsat and the combination of Inmarsat Ka- and L-band with Imtech Marine’s services and systems portfolio and our extensive network of 94 offices in 30 countries offers customers an unbeatable combination. As the ship becomes more like a fully integrated office, Global Xpress will be a vital tool. We will add our unique services to this new connectivity network and will provide customers with value added services like remote monitoring and maintenance. In this way, we offer customers dedicated, tailored solutions, helping them to lower their total cost of ownership.”
Planned 2014 launch
The worldwide deployment of the Inmarsat Global Xpress network is planned for the end of 2014. Mobile broadband speeds of up to 50Mbps to terminals as small as 60cm are reportedly possible.