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Press Release -- October 10th, 2013
Source: Segovia

Inmarsat’s L-TAC Being Adopted by the U.S. Government Requiring Assured Mobile Communications in the Field

Cost-effective Solution to be Demonstrated at the STAR-TIDES’ Pentagon Demonstration, October 7-9

Herndon, VA, October 7, 2013 – Inmarsat Government, the leading provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. public sector, announced that its L-Band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) solution has been successfully tested and acquired by the U.S. government, greatly enhancing its communications capabilities in the field.

Since its launch in July this year, the L-TAC solution has garnered positive acceptance among government users who have noted its voice quality, ease of use and speed of setup. The service complements the scarce UHF satellite capacity with a single-hop, low-latency voice and data service, providing tactical L-band service when UHF channels are inaccessible or unavailable.

“Military users need to exercise reliable and cost-effective command and control of widely dispersed forces in austere environments where terrestrial infrastructures are non-existent,” said Susan Miller, Inmarsat Government’s president and CEO. “The L-TAC service provides clear communications at high speeds, crucial for convoys on the move in hostile environments. Such service is in critical demand on a global basis, enabling existing in-service tactical radios to access Beyond Line of Sight communications without the need to modify existing hardware.”

Inmarsat Government will be demonstrating L-TAC October 7-9 at the United States Pentagon as part of the STAR-TIDES organization. Demonstrations will take place at the Pentagon Courtyard on October 7: 12:00p.m-5:00p.m.; October 8: 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m; and October 9: 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m.

About Inmarsat Government
Inmarsat Government provides secure, reliable and affordable mission-critical telecommunications to U.S. military, intelligence and civilian organizations. Equipped with the industry’s leading terrestrial and satellite infrastructure and partners, it delivers custom, end-to-end managed network solutions that can sustain communications anytime, anywhere. Inmarsat Government is a cleared organization operating under a Proxy Agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc. Inmarsat Government is responsible for Inmarsat’s retail U.S. government business and is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with network assets and operations around the globe.

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