Inmarsat announce that Netherland-based Jumbo, a leading heavy-lift shipping company, is to equip its fleet with Inmarsat's service XpressLink™.
Looking for high data speeds and a fixed monthly fee Rotterdam-based Jumbo has decided to equip its fleet of 12 specialised heavy-lift vessels (with a lifting capacity from 500t up to 1,800t) with Immarsat's global mobile satellite communications service XpressLink™.
Within the scope of the agreement is the option for a free upgrade to Global Xpress® in 2014, Inmarsat's game-changing, next-generation global satellite network which will effectively double the available bandwidth.
Assad Khan, International Sales Manager, Inmarsat, comments: "Our market predominantly comprises commercial worldwide traffic which requires a reliable and truly global service. There is a shift in thinking among ship owners who are, in increasing numbers, looking for higher-volume communication systems with high data speeds and a fixed monthly fee."
Marco Cevat, IT Manager for Jumbo, comments: "During the initial tender phase we selected different parties. The choice for Inmarsat was based on the fact that it delivers a fully managed Ku-L-band system at a fixed rate. We were also impressed with the level of consultative thinking from Inmarsat. The demand for more bandwidth is increasing on a monthly basis and with this solution we are confident that Inmarsat's combined package of VSAT and FleetBroadband will deliver us a reliable future proof connection."