Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, was awarded with the Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Achievement Award at the 10th Arab Telecommunications and Internet Forum (ATIF), in recognition of exceptional contribution to the development of the satellite communications sector in the Middle East region. Inmarsat was the only mobile satellite services operator to be awarded this achievement. The ceremony was held at the Habtoor Grand Hotel – Beirut, Lebanon, and attended by Arab Telecommunications and Information ministers, members of the International Telecommunication Union, and the region's leading professionals in the telecommunications industry from the Middle East and Africa.
“We are grateful to receive such an outstanding recognition,” said Helene Bazzi, Senior Area Manager, Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and Russia, Inmarsat. “Inmarsat remains committed to further develop and lead the mobile satellite communications industry in the region, by offering premium IP-based services running on the most reliable satellite communications network in the world.”
Now in its 10th year, ATIF 2011, under the theme ‘Towards new business models’, discusses the new business models in the Telecom sector and the main challenges facing major players in the sector in following-up changes in these business models, to launch new services and to execute successful expansion in developing markets.
Inmarsat has been at the forefront of mobile satellite services for over 31 years. Inmarsat are recognized leaders in the field and continue to introduce new technologies that redefine the standard for the industry. Inmarsat’s current fleet of 11-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. Media organizations all over the world already use Inmarsat mobile satellite services to file their reports from disaster-hit areas, war zones, sports events and remote regions.