COMSAT to deliver Global Xpress to DoD users in Africa

COMSAT, a value-added reseller for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress, announced on March 20 that it has been awarded a contract to deliver end-to-end managed high-throughput satellite communication (SATCOM) services for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) users in Africa.

Military users requiring highly mobile, reliable connectivity that travels with them, anywhere and anytime, will benefit from the Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service capability, the company said.

COMSAT’s global core Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network supports Non-classified Internet Protocol Router/Secret Internet Protocol Router (NIPR/SIPR) services over the Inmarsat Global Xpress network and enables the DoD to deploy globally with robust mission assurance.

Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service provides 24/7/365 management, monitoring and support worldwide. As a key capability, it allows users to leverage commercial SATCOM (COMSATCOM) for core functions, while seamlessly integrating with military SATCOM (MILSATCOM) for optimal redundancy, diversity, protection, scalability and global portability,

“Through our collaborative effort in Africa, COMSAT and Inmarsat will provide the most reliable and secure communication solutions available to enable servicemen and women to successfully respond to mission critical requirements “anytime, anywhere” with optimal reliability, capability and affordability,” said Nancy Ho, vice president, sales for U.S. government service, COMSAT.

Source: COMSAT