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Month: October 2019

Gurkha smashes mountaineering world record

30 October 2019: “Mission achieved!” Two words, transmitted via Inmarsat from the summit of Mt Shishapangma, marked the end of a veteran British Army Gurkha’s incredible challenge to scale the 14 highest mountains in the world in just one climbing

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Inmarsat joins Global Mining Guidelines Group

29 October 2019: Inmarsat has joined the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), an organisation that encourages collaboration and innovation across the mining sector. The move is a further reflection of our ongoing engagement with the industry and continued efforts to

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Inmarsat and Glass Terra to develop tailings monitoring solution

28 October 2019: A new collaboration with geo-spatial Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Glass Terra will integrate Inmarsat’s Tailings Dam Monitoring Solution with Glass Terra’s IoT Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) capabilities to provide complimentary real-time technologies to deliver transparency

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Vueling becomes first low-cost carrier to fly with EAN

28 October 2019: The European Aviation Network (EAN) is now available to passengers flying with the European airline Vueling, marking the much-awaited debut of Europe’s fastest inflight broadband service in the low-cost carrier market. Vueling has commenced a soft launch

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GX5 satellite on way to launch site

24 October 2019: Inmarsat’s fifth Global Xpress satellite, GX5, has started on its journey from Nice, France to the Arianespace Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana in preparation for launch, currently scheduled for Friday 22 November. The Very High Throughput Satellite

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Jet ConneX activated on over 600 business jets worldwide

23 October 2019: Inmarsat’s market-leading Jet ConneX (JX) business aviation inflight Wi-Fi solution has now been installed and activated on over 600 business jets worldwide. The milestone was celebrated at NBAA 2019 in Las Vegas, USA, the world’s leading business

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Pacific Gas chooses Fleet Xpress with Fleet Secure Endpoint

23 October 2019: The largest Liquid Ethylene Gas (LEG) ship owner in China has agreed a commitment to install Fleet Xpress connectivity on all its vessels. This will also include Inmarsat’s Fleet Secure Endpoint, the new line of defence in

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L-TAC: Global access for tactical radio users

15 October 2019: Inmarsat Government has published a new white paper by Chief Technology Officer Steve Gizinski on the company’s L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) service. Inmarsat’s L-TAC provides global, satellite-based, beyond-line-of-site (BLOS) communications on the move for military Ultra High

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First for Vietnam as leading carrier offers onboard Wi-Fi

10 October 2019: Vietnam Airlines has become the first airline in the country to offer inflight connectivity (IFC) to its passengers. Through a partnership with SITAONAIR and Inmarsat service provider VISHIPEL, the airline will offer onboard internet across its fleet.

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Inmarsat releases guide to ICT best practice at sea

09 October 2019: Inmarsat has published a new and authoritative guide to the information and communication technology (ICT) that plays an increasingly critical role in the safety, efficiency and environmental performance of ships. The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) best

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