Inmarsat offers enhanced high-speed data capacity over the Middle East
Communications network via satellite Inmarsat has re-tasked its backup satellite, establishing a fifth Ocean Region - Indian Ocean Region West (IND-W) - to meet the predicted take-up of Global Area Network (GAN) Mobile ISDN services particularly in the Middle East by aid agencies, governments and the media.
Inmarsat GAN is used by all of the world's major broadcasters as a mobile data communications service via satellite enabling them to report quickly and from closer to the action.
Inmarsat manages a global network of nine satellites in geostationary orbit. Up until today, only four of these satellites were required to provide the on demand high-data rate services on a near global basis for Inmarsat GAN. The other five satellites together acted as in-orbit spares, whilst also providing a global leasing network for certain Inmarsat services.
The addition of the fifth satellite to the main fleet, a latest generation Inmarsat 3 satellite, ensures Inmarsat provides continuous reliable communications services to its customers in the Middle East.
Inmarsat owns and operates a global mobile satellite network and delivers its communications solutions through a worldwide network of approximately 260 distributors and other service providers operating in over 80 countries to end users in the maritime, land and aeronautical sectors. — (menareport.com)
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