Global Xpress (GX) VSAT service on Inmarsat I5 Ka Band satellites is on course to become a single, global solution for VSAT by 2016.  Service is available now for select areas and global coverage is coming soon.  The significant value of GX is the ability to leverage the same technology wherever you need VSAT services.  

GX is accessed through a portfolio of portable, fixed and mobile terminals and a wide range of service plans that allow us to meet your communications requirements.  The days of managing multiple legacy VSAT service contracts with differing service level agreements and satellite terminal standards are numbered. It’s all changing with Global Xpress, which will deliver the first global Ka-band high-speed broadband service from a single satellite network operator, and will be the only service to offer continuous, end-to-end, high bandwidth, seamlessly, and on a worldwide at land or sea.

Sky News GX TestingWhether it’s a remote office wanting to connect to headquarters, a news gathering team requiring quick-deploy voice and data, or an oil and gas company needing global high-speed broadband internet and voice for their dispersed assets, Global Xpress will enable organizations with multi-region requirements to overcome the limitations of terrestrial infrastructure and legacy VSAT services.

GX sets a new standard in combining reliability and simplicity with a low total cost of ownership and comes from a trusted satellite operator that’s been delivering critical communications for over 30 years.

Applications supported by Global Xpress

  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) support and managed VoIP service
  • Video teleconferencing
  • Branch office applications (eg VPN access, SAP, Citrix, email)
  • Real-time video and audio streaming
  • Real-time interactive collaboration and situational awareness
  • High-speed broadband for internet access
  • High-speed file transfer
  • Video Surveillance
  • Telemedicine

Seamless Global Coverage

Wherever your organization decides to expand the reach of its operations, Global Xpress will have you covered, giving you the flexibility you need to adjust your service levels according to your regional requirements under a single global contract. Global Xpress services are delivered over the Inmarsat-5s satellites. The first satellite is now powering services over Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and the second – which will serve the Americas and Atlantic Ocean Region – successfully launched on 1 February 2015. Following the launch of the third satellite in the constellation (I-5 F3), Inmarsat will progress towards final global commercial service introduction of GX.

Enterprise-Grade SLA and Consistent Performance

You can select GX terminal equipment and service plans that offer sufficient capacity to meet your specific real-time communications requirements to and from your data centres, headquarters and your remote operations. These plans ensure implementation of the quality of service needed in order to deliver bandwidth for your voice, data and streaming applications, all backed by a robust service level agreement (SLA).

Global Xpress operates in the Ka-band spectrum, which enables higher throughput service delivery than comparable Ku-band and C-band legacy services. As Inmarsat owns and operates the entire network, it is optimally managed to ensure that satellite resources are used efficiently for service levels to remain consistently high.

Total Cost of Ownership

Global Xpress offers different service models for ‘fixed’ and ‘occasional use’ scenarios. For fixed scenarios, service plans are available for a single monthly recurring charge, giving you full predictability and control of your budget.

Multiple GX Terminal Options

Global Xpress delivers high data rates through compact terminals that come in portable, mobile or fixed form-factor with fixed terminals easily transportable from one location to another. These Inmarsat type-approved terminals are simple to set up and use with each terminal having their own single, global IP address. The portfolio ranges in size from 60cm, lightweight and highly portable terminals with low power consumption for those needing a high-speed mobile office wherever their operations take them, through to fixed-site installations of up to 2.4m.

Inmarsat Reliability

Inmarsat has been operating the most reliable mobile satellite communications network for over 30 years and quality of service is fundamental to our business. All Global Xpress ground systems and infrastructure are fully redundant. In addition, Global Xpress services are complemented by our BGAN services on the Inmarsat-4 satellites, which can deliver near 100% network availability as a back-up solution, or be your primary service for lower-bandwidth or machine-to-machine communications. Inmarsat uses commercial best practices for network security throughout our operations and customer support, and our services have been trusted by governments and military operations all over the world.

Global Xpress for Government

GX is the first global Ka-band network – delivering secure, end-to-end wideband connectivity for mobile operations world-wide. Built specifically with government customers in mind, it’s the first global commercial network that is interoperable with MILSATCOM Ka-band networks, providing resilient, worldwide augmentation. So you can integrate smoothly into GX with your own platforms or adopt it as a standalone solution. In any operation, reliability can never be compromised.

Global Xpress for Maritime

Global Xpress provides the same quality, global coverage and seamless mobility customers have come to expect from Inmarsat. Global Xpress complements the existing suite of maritime services, giving customers the flexibility and choice of services to fit their needs and requirements.  Global Xpress operates on small antennas that will enable many more ships to take advantage of the superior speeds and service. Global Xpress is the broadband of the future for maritime customers, offering speed, quality and service at a level beyond what is available today.

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