Currently, safety services are a crucial part of Inmarsat, which informed that it is also proud to provide governments, commercial enterprises and humanitarian organisations with global, mobile connectivity that turns challenges into opportunities.

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Inmarsat started out as satellite pioneers, and 40 years on they are trying to advance the evolution of global mobile connectivity that will expect and meet future customer demand, as well as enable a connected world.

Today, Inmarsat has:

  • 99.9%+ availability on its satellite and ground network systems;
  • 2m seafarers and sailors rely on it;
  • 110,000 aircraft position reports transmitted every day - that’s 35 million a year;
  • 90% of oceanic aircraft have Inmarsat satcoms on board.

What is more, recently Inmarsat announced plans for GX7, 8 & 9. These are disruptive technology satellites representing a step change in the evolution of Global Xpress’ capabilities, capacity and agility.

In addition, Inmarsat has announced world's first Global Xpress network expansion in the Arctic region, along with Space Norway to meet rapidly growing customer demand for seamless, continuous high-speed mobile broadband above 65°N.

In this collaboration, Inmarsat plans to introduce two new satellite payloads dedicated to the Arctic region. The payloads are designed to address the needs of merchant fleets, fishing vessels, commercial airlines and the energy market. In these sectors, high-speed mobile broadband connectivity is driving both major operational and efficiency improvements and supporting the introduction of new business models.

The new payloads will provide continuous communications to government users operating in the Arctic. These payloads will also provide steerable capacity through service beams and high-capacity steerable beams.

They will also enhance network performance in very high latitudes by flying directly overhead, providing GX antennas with much higher elevation angles to improve throughput.