Inmarsat Takes Giant Leap With Ka-Band Communication

Satellite communications firm Inmarsat has completed construction of the final four satellite access stations (SAS) for its Global Xpress (GX) fleet.

Satellite communications firm Inmarsat has completed construction of the final four satellite access stations (SAS) for its Global Xpress (GX) fleet.

Inmarsat will deliver the broadband Ka-band network through GX Aviation, which will deliver 50Mbps broadband connectivity to both commercial and business aircraft.

All six GX SAS will act as gateways between the broadband traffic routed via the three Inmarsat-5 satellites and terrestrial fixed networks.

"Completing our ground network is an important step in rolling out our global GX service, which is on course to be in service by early in the second half of 2015," said Leo Mondale, president of Inmarsat Aviation.

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