Inmarsat, the mobile satellite communications services provider, and Telespazio (a Finmeccanica/Thales joint venture), the satellite services company, are teaming up to develop joint offerings for energy and machine to machine (M2M) customers in the European region.
Mobile satellite services (MSS) have long been an established part of the communications mix in the energy sector, frequently operating in areas that are remote from fixed-line and wireless networks. Both companies will look to collaborate on specific projects to enhance their services and product offerings for this industry, particularly in the high growth area of M2M and remote applications.
The companies are co-exhibiting at the Offshore Europe conference and exhibition, which takes place in Aberdeen, Scotland (3-6 September, 2013). They are presenting their joint capabilities in mobile and fixed broadband services for the oil and gas sector, with solutions that include Inmarsat’s portable BGAN, BGAN Link, BGAN M2M services and terminals.
Inmarsat will also have on display its next generation, high speed, mobile broadband satellite service, Global Xpress (GX), which is planned for global availability from 2015.
With Inmarsat’s and Telespazio’s full energy portfolio presented at the show, both companies will illustrating the tailored connectivity services that can be used throughout the various phases of the oil and gas project lifecycle, helping to introduce operational efficiencies and bring fields on-stream quicker and at a lower cost.
Senior vice president, BU Networks & Connectivity of Telespazio, Marco Brancati, said: “It is an additional opportunity to further improve the successful long term relationship between the two companies in the Satcom market, representing as well a unique guarantee for energy sector customers for reliable, up to date and high quality solutions provisioning.”
President of Inmarsat Enterprise, Ronald Spithout, said: “The significance of our two companies working together on new offerings will provide important benefits for the energy sector. It opens up new possibilities for both companies.”