Press Release: AST appointed launch distribution partner for Inmarsat’s global satellite phone services


Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST), has today been appointed a launch Distribution Partner for Inmarsat’s new Global Satellite Phone Services (GSPS).

IsatPhone Pro, a global handheld service and the first new product in the GSPS portfolio, is planned to go live at the end of Q2 2010.

AST’s Managing Director, Gregory Darling said; “We’re delighted to be at the forefront of this exciting new handheld service, building on our relationship with Inmarsat and expanding our capability in the satellite phone market”.

Helen Stalker, Commercial Director for GSPS at Inmarsat said, “The global launch of IsatPhone Pro is on track, and appointing the distribution partners is a key milestone. I am delighted to welcome AST as a launch partner for these new services. AST has successfully introduced our BGAN service into new and untapped markets, and we look forward to similar achievement with our new global handheld”.

AST has sold Inmarsat services since the early 90’s and has recently gained the accreditation of Distribution Partner for BGAN. This further appointment is a significant milestone for AST as it strengthens the relationship with Inmarsat and affirms AST’s status in the global satellite communications business.

Inmarsat has stood at the forefront of the mobile satellite services for nearly
30 years and is internationally recognised as the industry leader with a reputation for delivering consistently reliable services to a global market. With the successful launch and subsequent repositioning of the new I-4 satellites, Inmarsat also offers a global broadband service with up to 384kbps using compact portable terminals.

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About Applied Satellite Technology

Part of the Gardline Group of privately owned companies, AST was established in 1992 with a background in providing communications solutions to the offshore oil and gas exploration industry.

AST currently operates on an international basis from two UK offices, with a further three offices based in South Africa, Singapore and Australia.

AST attribute their success and growth to their ability to offer customers a complete ‘one stop’ service combined with hard won specialised experience, a professional approach and a thorough understanding of customer needs.

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Tracey Harris – Marketing Manager

Applied Satellite Technology Ltd
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