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Inmarsat Global Xpress for Enterprise

Seamless global high-speed broadband

Global Xpress can be accessed through a portfolio of portable, fixed and mobile terminals and a wide range of service plans will allow us to meet your communications requirements, wherever your business is distributed.

The days of managing multiple legacy VSAT service contracts with differing service level agreements and satellite terminal standards are numbered. It’s all changing with Global Xpress, which will deliver the first global Ka-band high-speed broadband service from a single satellite network operator, and will be the only service to offer continuous, end-to-end high bandwidth, seamlessly, worldwide.

Whether it’s a remote office wanting to connect to headquarters, a company requiring quick-deploy voice and data, a school looking to connect to eLearning applications or an oil and gas company needing global high-speed broadband internet and voice for their dispersed assets, Global Xpress will enable organisations with multi-regional requirements to overcome the limitations of terrestrial infrastructure and legacy VSAT services.

It sets a new standard in combining reliability and simplicity with a low total cost of ownership and comes from a trusted supplier that’s been delivering critical communications to enterprise for over 30 years.

Inmarsat can now offer you solutions for all of your remote communications from satellite phones, machine-to-machine communications and highly portable broadband data and voice access in the L-band spectrum, through to high-speed broadband for your remote operations with Global Xpress.

Applications supported by Global Xpress
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) support and managed VoIP service
  • Video teleconferencing
  • Branch office applications (eg VPN access, SAP, Citrix, email)
  • Real-time video and audio streaming
  • Real-time interactive collaboration and situational awareness
  • High-speed broadband for internet access
  • High-speed file transfer
  • Video surveillance
  • Telemedicine
Seamless global coverage

Wherever your organisation decides to expand the reach of its operations, Global Xpress will have you covered, giving you the flexibility you need to adjust your service levels according to your regional requirements under a single global contract. Global Xpress services will be delivered over our next generation of satellites, the Inmarsat-5s. The first satellite is now powering services over Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and the second – which will serve the Americas and Atlantic Ocean Region – is launching on 1 February 2015. Full global coverage is scheduled for early in the second half of 2015.

Enterprise-grade SLA and consistent performance

You can select terminal equipment and service plans that will offer sufficient capacity to meet your specific real-time communications requirements to and from your data centres, headquarters and your remote operations. These plans will also ensure implementation of the quality of service needed in order to deliver bandwidth for your voice, data and streaming applications, all backed by a robust service level agreement (SLA).

Global Xpress operates in the Ka-band spectrum, which enables higher throughput service delivery than comparable Ku-band and C-band legacy services. As Inmarsat owns and operates the entire network, it is optimally managed to ensure that satellite resources are used efficiently for service levels to remain consistently high.

Total cost of ownership

Global Xpress offers different service models for ‘fixed’ and ‘occasional use’ scenarios. For fixed scenarios, service plans will be available through qualified partners for a single monthly recurring charge, giving you full predictability and control of your budget. When terminals, installation, maintenance, space segment and management costs are considered over the course of the fixed service contract, coupled with the high throughput per location and a dependable SLA, you can achieve an expected overall low total cost of ownership when compared with legacy VSAT services.

Multiple terminal options

Global Xpress delivers high data rates through more compact terminals than those in Ku-band, meaning discreet terminals on-site that take up much less space. Global Xpress will be accessible by various terminals that come in a portable, mobile or fixed form-factor with fixed terminals easily transportable from one location to another. These Inmarsat type-approved terminals are simple to set up and use with each terminal having their own single, global IP address. The portfolio will range in size from 60cm, lightweight and highly portable terminals with low power consumption for those needing a high-speed mobile office wherever their operations take them, through to the fixed-site installations of up to 2.4m.

State-of-the-art management support tools

Inmarsat has partnered with Cisco to develop a new management platform. This applications hosting environment will be accessible through a self-serve portal and will allow end-users to access usage history, network and terminal status, administrative features as well as offer multicast content delivery and the ability to access advanced applications such as TV on demand and telepresence.

Inmarsat reliability

Inmarsat has been operating the most reliable mobile satellite communications network for over 30 years and quality of service is fundamental to our business. All Global Xpress ground systems and infrastructure are fully redundant. In addition, Global Xpress services are complemented by our BGAN services on the Inmarsat-4 satellites, which can deliver near 100% network availability as a back-up solution, or be your primary service for lower-bandwidth or machine-to-machine communications. Inmarsat uses commercial best practices for network security throughout our operations and customer support, and our services have been trusted by governments and military operations all over the world.