Stratos, Segovia and Ship Equip Now Align Under the Inmarsat Brand

Leading global satellite communications services provider Inmarsat said Tuesday that as of January 1st the company consolidated its subsidiaries into a single new organizational structure designed to align Inmarsat’s business more closely with the needs of customers in its core markets. As part of the reorganization, all companies in the Inmarsat group – including Stratos Global, Segovia and Ship Equip – will now use the brand name “Inmarsat”.

Inmarsat Solutions, led by Jim Parm, will operate through four new market-facing business units which include Maritime, Government US, Government Global and Inmarsat Enterprise. The new business units will be supported by a new group, Commercial Services & Support, which will provide cross-business unit services such as customer support, product and service management, channel development, commercial management and marketing communications.

Despite the new organizational structure Inmarsat says it does not intend to change its policy of distributing its services primarily through independent channel partners, comprised of its network of distribution partners and service providers.

“Inmarsat has been delivering mission-critical satellite communications services for customers who operate beyond the reach of terrestrial networks for more than three decades,” said Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat. “We have led the mobile satellite services market as a wholesale organisation. This restructure will build on that by bringing us closer to our partners and customers, making us more responsive to their needs and more efficient in the delivery of our services.

Pearce adds, “it streamlines our decision-making process and focuses our activities on the primary markets we serve. It enables us to fully leverage our end-to-end capability – from managing the satellite network, to delivering solutions to end users through our highly-motivated channel partners who add global reach and value-added services to our core service proposition.”

Stratos, a global provider of mobile and fixed satellite communications solutions and one of Inmarsat’s two largest distributors, was acquired by Inmarsat in April 2009; Segovia, acquired by Inmarsat in January 2010, provides secure end-to-end communication solutions in support of the USgovernment strategic and tactical initiatives worldwide; Ship Equip, which provides VSAT maritime communications services to the shipping, offshore oil & gas and fishing markets, was acquired by Inmarsat in April 2011.

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