There are a number of satellite communications providers available, each with their own set of features and functions.
Inmarsat has been at the forefront of mobile satellite services for over 31 years. They are recognised leaders in the satellite communication field and continue to introduce new technologies that redefine the standard for the industry.
Inmarsat’s current fleet of 13 satellites already provides seamless mobile voice and data communications around the world, enabling users to make phone calls or connect to the Internet – whenever and wherever they need – on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat’s award-winning Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service, for example, makes it possible for TV broadcasters to beam live, breaking news from remote locations into millions of homes. And in future, when you make a mobile phone call or send a text message from an aircraft, it’s likely to be routed via the Inmarsat satellites to the ground. Currently, the “IsatPhone Pro” operates on the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) network, which provides reliable communications everywhere on Earth except for the North and South poles.
Inmarsat were founded in 1979 to ensure that ships could stay in constant touch by telephone. In 1999, they became the first intergovernmental organisation to transform into a private company and, in 2005, they were floated on the London Stock Exchange. Lives and livelihoods have depended upon Inmarsat for more than a quarter of a century.