In­marsat ex­pands pres­ence in China and de­buts in Latin Amer­ica

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In­marsat has opened an of­fice in the cap­i­tal of Beijing to bet­ter serve the Chi­nese mar­ket, where de­mand for satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions is grow­ing rapidly. Con­nec­tiv­ity re­quire­ments in the re­gion are be­ing fu­elled from the avi­a­tion, mar­itime, me­dia, oil & gas mar­kets, as well as some gov­ern­ment sec­tors.

And, ear­lier this year in Panama, Latin Amer­ica, the company also un­veiled IsatHub. This is a por­ta­ble smart de­vice con­nec­tiv­ity ser­vice that en­ables users to talk, text and ac­cess the in­ter­net and apps ~ us­ing their own smart­phones and tablets ~ when beyond the reach of ter­res­trial mo­bile and fixed net­works.

“Panama’s im­pres­sive growth rate, dol­lar­ized econ­omy, the ex­pan­sion of the Panama canal now un­der­way, and the ris­ing im­por­tance of Copa Air­lines as a re­gional air­line have com­bined to make the coun­try an in­creas­ingly im­por­tant hub for business, in­creas­ing the de­mand for ad­vanced voice and data tech­nolo­gies, such as those of­fered by the new IsatHub ser­vice,” said Deb­o­rah Def­faa, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of MVS USA, a part­ner company.

EMC also re­sponded to Brazil’s call for con­nec­tiv­ity

As global com­pa­nies in the oil and gas, mar­itime, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, and en­ter­prise ver­ti­cals ex­pand op­er­a­tions in Brazil, EMC’s ( Emerg­ing Mar­kets Com­mu­ni­ca­tions) re­cent move to the re­gion should help to support an an­tic­i­pated wave of cus­tomers over the next 12 months.

EMC cur­rently en­ables fully man­aged, satel­lite ( VSAT) and ter­res­trial con­nec­tiv­ity so­lu­tions to over 3,200 re­mote cus­tomer sites in Brazil, both on­shore and off­shore.

“We have a num­ber of oil and gas cus­tomers op­er­at­ing both on­shore and off­shore lev­er­ing our ser­vices in Brazil,” said Je­sus Bar­ber, se­nior vice pres­i­dent, EMC, Brazil. “Tak­ing the in­put from cus­tomers, we adapted our ser­vices and support to align with mar­ket- spe­cific re­quire­ments, such as li­cens­ing, reg­u­la­tions, and com­mer­cial flex­i­bil­ity.”

And the only telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions company to own and op­er­ate satel­lites in Aus­tralia, Op­tus Satel­lite, has signed a two- year agree­ment with ITC Global. ITC Global spe­cialises in satel­lite based comms for in­dus­trial op­er­a­tions in ex­treme en­vi­ron­ments, in­clud­ing deep wa­ter en­ergy ex­plo­ration, re­mote min­ing, and transoceanic shipping.

The deal en­ables ex­panded satel­lite ca­pac­ity, equip­ment host­ing, up- link­ing, and down­load­ing ser­vices. Op­tus’ Lock­ridge-lo­cated fa­cil­ity is both a do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional gate­way for satel­lite ser­vices across Aus­tralia and re­gions to the west, around the In­dian Ocean, and into Europe.

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