30 January, 2015 – Reaching the latest milestone, Britain’s Sky News successfully broadcasts the first live, on-air transmission via Inmarsat’s new Ka-band satellite network, Global Xpress® (GX). Partnering with Network Innovations (NI) and Inmarsat, Sky News was able to live stream HD video over the GX satellite (Inmarsat-5 F1) broadband network from Athens for the 25th January Greek election news coverage. This recent achievement comes just days before Inmarsat launches the second GX satellite, Inmarsat-5 F2, scheduled for lift-off on Sunday 1 February.
The IsatPhone 2 is the newest satellite phone on the market and the latest offering from Inmarsat. The IsatPhone 2 provides improved features and functionality. Improvements include faster registration on the network, higher environmental rating, better screen viewing, built-in E-compass, tracking, emergency button, and more.