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Inmarsat says new broadband network offers bright sales prospects


Global Internet: Inmarsat says its third satellite would complete the Global Xpress network and allow the company to start offering broadband service to a wide range of government and industry customers, including airlines, by the end of the year. — Reuters

Global Internet: Inmarsat says its third satellite would complete the Global Xpress network and allow the company to start offering broadband service to a wide range of government and industry customers, including airlines, by the end of the year. — Reuters

WASHINGTON: Britain's Inmarsat Plc said the expected launch of its third Global Xpress satellite will allow it to offer mobile broadband service to customers in the remotest regions, giving airline passengers the ability to stream movies and update social media on flights worldwide. 

Chief executive officer Rupert Pearce said Inmarsat, the leading provider of satellite communications, was in final preparations for the launch. The launch was initially scheduled for June but got delayed after a failure by Inmarsat's rocket launch partner, International Launch Services, in May. 

   

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