[Via Satellite 06-02-2015] Inmarsat and Gilat Satellite Networks have partnered on a wholesale, fully managed high-speed satellite broadband service delivered through Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band network and Gilat’s SkyEdge 2-c platform. The service is available in select regions for fixed Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) operators such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telcos, network operators and other organizations.
“This new joint partnership, enabled by Gilat’s SkyEdge 2-c platform over Inmarsat’s GX Ka-band network, will deliver broadband Virtual Network Operator (VNO) capabilities, where market opportunity exists, through a cost-effective managed service platform,” said Rash Jhanjee, head of GX business development and strategy, enterprise, Inmarsat.
The first of Inmarsat’s GX High Throughput Satellites (HTS) is providing service throughout Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East and much of Asia. The second satellite launched in February 2015, and the third is delayed pending Russia’s investigation of a May 16 Proton failure.
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