Inmarsat Expands Asia Pacific Presence

By Juliet Van Wagenen | January 21, 2016
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Opening of Inmarsat’s Singapore office
Opening of Inmarsat’s Singapore office. Photo: Inmarsat

[Avionics Today 01-21-2016] Inmarsat has opened a new Singapore office, which is the company’s largest facility in Asia Pacific region. The new facility will expand the company’s presence amidst an uptick in demand for services in the region.

Inmarsat’s investment in the 19,500 foot office in Toa Payoh, Central Region Singapore, sees the company’s regional hub providing a new solutions lab, demonstration capabilities, training rooms, a knowledge centre and support centre, in addition to enhanced production and storage facilities.

“Demand for Inmarsat’s mobile broadband services is increasing across the region and this facility reflects our confidence in the growth potential of Asia Pacific,” said Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat. With the start of global commercial services Inmarsat’s latest satellite fleet, Global Xpress (GX), at the end of last year, the company expects to see demand increase further in its core markets, including aviation.

Coinciding with the opening of the new office, Inmarsat announced that it has signed an agreement with local partner SingTel for the provision of Inmarsat’s L-TAC services, enabling SingTel to provide Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) mobile communications to a broad range of government users in the Asia Pacific region.

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