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Inmarsat Global Xpress

First global Ka-band commercial satellite service that will deliver seamless, globally available, high-speed broadband connectivity on land, at sea, and in the air – provided by a single operator.

The GX system has been designed to support global coverage and enable global mobility. The system includes the space segment and ground segment to provide complete GEO-visible earth connectivity.

The Inmarsat-5 satellites operate with a combination of fixed n arrow spot beams that enable Inmarsat to deliver higher speeds through more compact terminals, plus steerable beams so additional capacity can be directed in real-time to where it’s needed.

Operating in the resilient Ka-band, while integrating seamlessly with our proven L-band network, Global Xpress allows customers across aviation, maritime, enterprise and government sectors to have reliable and assured access to high-throughput communications.

With Cisco, we have also developed the Inmarsat Service Enablement Platform (ISEP) and the Inmarsat Gateway, which will deliver a whole new world of innovative, content-rich applications – developed by our Certified Application Partners – tailored to meet Global Xpress users’ needs.


Applications enabled by Global Xpress:

  • Manned/unmanned Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR)
  • Government maritime
  • Live full-motion video
  • Operational theatre backhaul
  • Tactical communications
  • Video teleconferencing
  • Command and Control (C2)
  • Situational awareness
  • Battlefield Information Systems
  • Broadband IP network interconnectivity
  • IP multicast
  • Disaster recovery
  • Emergency response

Worldwide Mobility

**Map is an indicative illustration of the Fleet Xpress Ka-band coverage for all Global Plans.

Inmarsat-5 F1, the first of our new-generation satellites was launched in December 2013, and Global Xpress entered into commercial service providing critical communication services in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia in July 2014.

Because Global Xpress users are always near the peak of one of our worldwide beams, Global Xpress delivers consistently higher performance than any other solution in the market.

Government Use

Global Xpress is the only worldwide commercial satellite network that's interoperable with MILSATCOM Ka-band networks. HIgh Capacity Military (HCM) capability makes it easy for the military to supplement their satellite capacity for training, en route communications and mission support, using existing WGS-certified terminals.

Global Xpress is a cost-effective approach to wideband. It enables access to high-performance Ka-bandwidth through less-expensive compact terminals at a lower cost than existing VSAT service.