Inmarsat has been leading innovation in the mobile satellite communications sector ever since its inception by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in 1979, with the objective of delivering the world’s first satellite communications network dedicated to maritime safety.Inmarsat was the first satellite operator to meet the strin- gent requirements of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), and subsequently the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for global aeronautical safety communications.
“Nigerian piracy makes up the majority of attacks on vessels in West Africa. The Nigerian navy estimates that up to 200,000 barrels of crude oil—valued at around $200 billion annually—are lost daily to thieves and pirates. Although piracy involving the theft of oil dominates maritime attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, report.”
“With European air traffic forecast to double over the next decade, the European Aviation Network is designed to grow capacity to match accelerating demand.
Today, Inmarsat satellite communication net- works and services are not only saving lives but empowering people and communities, enabling business and trade, serving governments and supporting remote humanitarian work through- out the world.
Our wide range of solutions help deliver mission-critical connectivity to our customers, ranging from governments and aid agencies to ship owners and airlines, to name but a few, beyond the reach of terrestrial networks.
The Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) constellation of satellites (in L-band) offer seam- less global mobile coverage, connecting people and machines in remote locations on land, at sea and in the air — enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), voice calls and Internet access.
The Global Xpress (GX) network was the first and remains the only globally available mobile high-speed broadband network delivered by a single opera- tor, offering exceptional throughput capabilities and enhanced solutions to our customers in the Ka-band.
Inmarsat aviation — safety and connectivity in the skies
Inmarsat has steadily set the bar for fight-deck communications, with over nearly three dec- ades of commitment to aviation safety services.
More than 90% of the world’s aircraft crossing oceans use our safety and operational services for communication and surveillance today — over 12 000 aircraft in total.
Most of the world’s leading airlines have used Inmarsat Classic Aero services for over 25 years — as well as small-, medium- and large-business jet owners, general aviation and government agencies.
Inmarsat’s Swift Broadband Safety (SB-S) service is the next generation of operations and safety connectivity, delivering game-changing visibility into airline operations.These services are provided by a feet of Inmarsat satellites, which covers the world using spectrum in the L-band.