Satcom Direct is now authorised by Inmarsat’s Global Government Business Unit to provide and resell its Ka-band Global Xpress (GX) inflight connectivity service to global government customers for use in military, head-of-state and other government operations.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Middle East Business Aviation Association show in Dubai.
GX delivers secure, end-to-end wideband connectivity that enables seamless airborne, naval and land operations. It is therefore a perfect fit for military and head-of-state communications needs.
David Greenhill, Satcom Direct president, said: “SD is honoured to represent Inmarsat and to showcase GX and its benefits to the government market.
“The high performance of the GX network allows us to deliver tailored solutions which meet complex government, military and VVIP requirements for secure and reliable connectivity.”
Inmarsat Global Government president, Andy Start, added: “We are very excited to add Satcom Direct to our stable of industry-leading companies that provide expertise and service to our government customers with Global Xpress capabilities.
“Satcom Direct has a long and successful history in the aviation sector and we are keen to work with them in the non-US government sector.”
GX is the world’s first globally-available Ka-band mobile broadband satellite network, providing very high bandwidth services to end-users on land, at sea and in the air, delivered through a resilient, secure waveform that is optimised for mobility.
SD was already a value-added reseller for the US Government business unit, as well as Jet ConneX, the business aviation version of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress service. The company was the first business aviation communication provider to provision and validate its services over the GX network.