Award granted at the European Partner Conference in London
Paris, October 19, 2010 – At their European Partner Conference in London last week Inmarsat announced that it has selected Vizada as the recipient of its 2010 Partner Award in the category “Most Significant Contract”. With this award, Vizada is recognized as a solutions innovator for the merchant shipping market, providing shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk with latest Vizada SolutionsTM to optimize communications.
Together with Marlink and Inmarsat, Vizada provides Inmarsat FleetBroadband airtime services to an additional 200 vessels, increasing the total number of AP Moller-Maersk vessels sailing with FleetBroadband airtime to 370. Vizada will enhance the Inmarsat FleetBroadband service further by providing key Vizada SolutionsTM to allow cost-efficient communications, such as
web compression and filtering.
The new contract is the direct result of the strong partnership between Marlink, Vizada and Inmarsat. Jointly they provide AP Moller-Maersk with the technology, solutions and support needed to meet today’s requirements, as well as ensure that they have the most innovative solutions available to meet their growing IP demand. The new web compression and filtering solution from Vizada will help to filter and prioritize Internet and email traffic, in order to maximize efficiency of the communications network for AP Moller-Maersk.
The Inmarsat Award is presented annually to partners that have demonstrated excellence in airtime sales, revenue growth or major business deals within their industry.
Vizada is an independent provider of global satellite communications services. The company, which was formed by the merger of Telenor Satellite Services and France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications, offers mobile and fixed connectivity services from multiple satellite network operators through a network of 400 service provider partners. These services are packaged with Vizada Solutions™, designed to add business value to basic connectivity, and delivered through Vizada’s global teleport network – five state-of-the-art satellite facilities strategically positioned around the world. Vizada works with the broadest range of network providers in the industry, including: Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Loral, New Skies, and SES Americom. Vizada’s 200,000 end users benefit from access to these satellite communications services wherever they are in the world. End users include: merchant shipping vessels, emergency response organizations, government and military units, global media companies, telecoms & internet service providers, and business, military and civil aviation.
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