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Turksat and Inmarsat Come Together in a New Cooperation Agreement

In a recent announcement, Inmarsat and Turksat disclosed that they have come into a cooperation agreement that enables Inmarsat to offer Global Xpress services in Turkey.

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, and Turksat, the Turkish state-owned regional satellite operator, today announced a new cooperation agreement, which was formalised at a signing ceremony held during the major industry event ‘Satellite 2021’ at National Harbor, Maryland, USA. 

The new agreement deepens the existing relationship between the two companies and enables Inmarsat to offer its Global Xpress (GX) services via Turksat satellites for GX customers in Turkey.

At the event, Inmarsat and Turksat were represented by Inmarsat’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Mark Dickinson and Turksat Vice President Satellite Operations, Selman Demirel, in presence of His Excellency, Murat Mercan, The Turkish Ambassador to the USA and Dr Omer Fatih Sayan, The Turkish Deputy Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and Head of the Turkish Delegation, Hasan Huseyin Ertok, CEO of Turksat and Suleyman Kuzu, Director Satellite Services Marketing and planning.

The new cooperation agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding agreed between the two companies at the end of 2015, an L-band contract signed in March 2016 and a Global Xpress (GX) partnership contract in March 2018.

Initially, the two companies will focus on delivering GX services to the Government, security, defence, maritime and aviation sectors. The companies will expand their coverage to all sectors in the mid to long term, including Internet of Things (IoT).

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