ITC Global to add Inmarsat Fleet Xpress to connectivity portfolio

Inmarsat has announced a new five-year strategic collaboration agreement with Ku-band VSAT provider ITC Global, which will see the organisations work together to offer broadband connectivity packages to customers in the maritime, yachting and offshore energy sectors.

Under the terms of the deal, ITC Global will offer Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service alongside its own portfolio, incorporating the Ka-band system into its existing range of Ku-band services.

“Using our combined expertise of Ku-, L- and Ka-bands, we will be well-positioned to meet the individual demands of maritime and offshore customers,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO at ITC Global.

“The agreement will enable us to extract further value from the synergies between our organisations and leverage our mutual technology and product innovations to fully support the operational requirements of customers.”

ITC Global is a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, delivering communications services to customers across the oil and gas, mining, merchant maritime and passenger vessel markets.

In September 2018, Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation inked a similar agreement to offer broadband inflight connectivity (IFC) and services to customers in the commercial aviation industry worldwide.

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