Inmarsat expands presence in China and debuts in Latin America
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.