Inmarsat and Globalsat Group Expand Regional Footprint
IsatPhone Pro and IsatPhone 2 approved for operation in Brazil
23 October, 2014 – Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that its IsatPhoneportfolio is now approved for operation in Brazil. The handheld satellite phones provide reliable voice, data and GPS location services globally whether at sea or on land, ensuring seamless and reliable communications in areas where terrestrial and mobile networks cannot reach.
Inmarsat’s market-leading satellite phones can now be distributed by Globalsat Brazil, Brazil-based operating member of Globalsat Group, a leading provider of mobile satellite services in Latin America since 1999.
IsatPhone Pro and IsatPhone 2 operate over Inmarsat’s award-winning global I-4 satellite network with an average network availability of 99.9 percent across the world. This has made the phones a favorite of emergency first responders; humanitarian aid organizations; journalists reporting from the field; companies operating in the mining, oil and maritime industries; and other organizations whose activities take them to areas where other forms of communications are unreliable or nonexistent.
“We are expanding our service offerings into Brazil, the seventh-largest economy in the world and one of the fastest-growing, because we see a tremendous potential for growth in the satellite communications space in the country,” said Robert Darias, Director of Sales in Latin America for Inmarsat’s Enterprise business unit. Darias discussed growth opportunities in the Brazilian satellite market at the Congresso Latino-Americano Satélites in Rio de Janeiro in September.
Each phone, with its own unique features, is engineered to operate in extreme conditions, providing peace of mind to the users that they can remain in contact at all times, even in the absence of a fixed terrestrial or cellular network.
“Ranking fifth among the countries of the world in territory, Brazil has many remote areas where reliable voice and data connections are required but difficult or impossible to find,” said Alberto Palacios, CEO of Globalsat Group. “We are excited to finally provide companies and government entities operating in such industries as mining, power, shipping and humanitarian relief the ability to communicate where and when it’s needed most.”
For more information on purchasing an IsatPhone Pro or IsatPhone 2 in Brazil, visit Globalsat Brazil at www.globalsatgroup.com.br, or contact the company via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at +55 43 3357 8001.
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.
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About Globalsat Group
Globalsat Group is an international consortium of companies. The group is an industry leader in providing Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) in Latin America since 1999 and has offices in the United States, Bolivia Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico as well as distributors in the region’s most important cities.
Globalsat Group serves thousands of customers, providing a wide array of satellite services including voice, data and tracking in the air, land and sea for sectors such as Government, Oil & Gas, Defense, Media, Mining, Banking, Agriculture, NGOs and Tourism. Services are provided both directly to customers as well as through distributors. For more information about Globalsat Group solutions, visit http://www.globalsatgroup.com.