9 December 2015:
Eclipse/NSSLGlobal joint venture company appointed as GX VAR for government aero market
AERO-SATCOM, a new joint venture company formed in September 2015 by aeronautical satcom specialist Eclipse and independent satcom provider NSSLGlobal, has been appointed as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Inmarsat's new Global Xpress (GX) service, focusing on the rapidly expanding commercial market for government aviation satellite communication services.
AERO-SATCOM will both resell Inmarsat airtime (L-band and Ka-band) and work closely with Inmarsat on the design, delivery and certification of government aero solutions.
Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government, said: "The government market for commercial satellite communications is, necessarily, a complex one. It comes with its own unique challenges, combined with the requirement for globally available, secure, seamless and flexible connectivity. To build business in this environment, especially for a completely new service such as Global Xpress, requires channel partners with the right experience, expertise and depth of resources.
AERO-SATCOM, which is able to draw upon the expertise of two established industry players, is aligned perfectly with our strategy to grow the military, V.V.I.P. and Head of State aero markets, offering the unique combination of our L-band SwiftBroadband service and our new high-speed, Ka-band global broadband service."
AERO-SATCOM was founded to meet the market need for an all-round aeronautical satellite communications company with the objective of bridging the gap between two complex industries; the Governmental Aircraft industry and government sector Mobile Satellite Services (MSS).
Shaun Flanagan, Sales Director, AERO-SATCOM said: "We are excited to have been appointed as an Aeronautical Global Xpress VAR for Inmarsat Global Government. AERO-SATCOM is a unique Inmarsat distributor focussed completely on providing aeronautical solutions to the government sector. We provide our regional partners tools to address the aeronautical satcom needs of their government customers with the requisite technical and regulatory capabilities behind them."
Eclipse has years of experience in the governmental Aeronautical Satellite Communications market, while NSSLGlobal has decades of experience, working with government and military end-users.