Australia had it's first glimpse of the capabilities of Inmarsat's Global Xpress service this july. Alongside AST, Inmarsat experts presented on GX and AST experts were on hand to explain how this great new service can be maximised in Australia. The long awated high speed global satellite network is now avaiable after the launch of it's new satellites. The service cost over 2 billion dollars to implements and each satellite is said to have a commercial life of over 15 years, making Global Xpress a future proofed services.
Inmarsat services that run on the older I-3 Inmarsat satellites are approaching their end of life. The services was launched by Inmarsat in 1990’s and have served many users, whether on land or at sea reliably since their launch.
With the launch of Iridium Pilot Land Station, the company is essentially expanding the reach of its Iridium OpenPort service from maritime and aviation customers to terrestrial users as well. This allows users in off-the-grid locations to access Internet and voice calling at all times. The Iridium Pilot Land Station can be installed in either a fixed location or mounted on a vehicle, and provides pole-to-pole coverage, broadband data speeds and independent voice lines for simultaneous voice and data communications.
In July 2013, AST Australia - Brisbane office held several customer open days to showcase how AST Australia is working, in conjunction with partners, to be the leading solutions-based provider of satellite communications in areas where there are no other methods of communication.
We had an impressive turnout of clients interested in seeing specific solutions and we also hoped to get continued exposure from this event.