INMARSAT BRINGS THE MOBILE OFFICE TO LIFE AT CEBIT Monday 19 March 2001 PDF Print INMARSAT BRINGS THE MOBILE OFFICE TO LIFE WITH GLOBAL AREA NETWORK Inmarsat’s mobile 64 kbit/s Mobile ISDN services and solutions can be seen on the Inmarsat Stand A06, Hall 25 Inmarsat Limited, a leading global mobile satellite communications company, is showing high bandwidth data solutions for businesses at CeBit 2001 in Germany. The solutions on show by Inmarsat and its partners all utilise the company’s Global Area Network (GAN) service providing up to 64 kbit/s data rates to land-based locations almost everywhere in the world. The GAN ISDN service is used where large volumes of information need to be accessed from regional locations, such as businesses operating beyond the reach of the traditional cellular or fibre-optic networks, or where the quality of these existing services cannot be relied upon. Inmarsat GAN allows businesses to access and share data from their corporate LANs and WANs in virtually whatever location they are operating in. “Reliable voice and data communications via Inmarsat can produce tangible benefits for the businesses,” said Michael Butler, managing director of Inmarsat Ltd. “Our GAN service was established on the principle that geographical location shouldn’t be an impediment for businesses to communicate and share critical information. Businesses should be able to access the same IT systems they have back at headquarters to access critical data from wherever they need to,” Michael Butler added. GAN was specifically designed to address the increasing need for higher bandwidth, mobile data communications from Enterprises, both multinational and SME. It allows businesses to access and send and receive high quality, bandwidth intensive information from almost everywhere in the world at speeds of up to 64 kbit/s. Access is available to the end user via portable, mobile satcoms units weighing 4 kg. In addition to quality voice and fax applications, GAN supports a number of communications solutions including: remote LAN, email, e-commerce and Internet access, image transfer and store-and-forward video services. Inmarsat's mobile packet data service is scheduled to go live later this year and will then represent the first mobile network with global coverage able to support IP protocol. The availability of Mobile Packet Data Service via GAN will allow mobile satellite communications users to be charged for the amount of data they send or receive over the network and not for the amount of time they spend on-line. Stephen Rogers, director of marketing communications, said: "Inmarsat's GAN allows seamless communications between enterprise headquarters and their personnel on locations virtually anywhere in the world. In addition to quality voice and fax applications, GAN supports a number of communications solutions including: remote LAN, email, e-commerce and Internet access, image transfer and store-and-forward video services. In fact virtually everything companies need to do business in today’s world economy.” Inmarsat plans to introduce its Broadband Global Area Network (B-GAN) network in 2004. This will provide data rates of up to 432 kbit/s to most of the world’s population using the Inmarsat-4 satellites. A regional B-GAN service is planned to be launched next year (2002) to businesses in the Middle East and parts of Europe, the Asian Subcontinent and Africa. Forward-looking Statements Certain statements in this announcement constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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