Inmarsat is named Global Satellite Operator of the Year

15 September, 2016 – Inmarsat is proud to announce that it has been awarded the ‘Global Satellite Operator of the Year’ title at Euroconsult’s 13th Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Communications.

Euroconsult, the leading global consulting firm specialising in space markets, announced the winning recipients during World Satellite Business Week in Paris on 14 September.

The annual awards recognise companies and their management for outstanding accomplishments in the satellite sector.

Winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts who assess candidates using rigorous qualitative and quantitative criteria.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition from our industry,” said Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat.

“With Global Xpress in commercial service worldwide, our European Aviation Network on course to commence network trials in 2017 and the first two satellites in our sixth generation fleet on order with Airbus, we are entering a highly dynamic period of growth in our company’s history.

“To be named “Global Satellite Operator of the Year” reinforces the global reach and global impact Inmarsat is achieving in diverse markets and communities across the world.”

Michele Franci, Inmarsat Chief Technology Officer, collected the award on behalf of Inmarsat at World Business Satellite Week, which brings together the most influential representatives of the global satellite communications and information business.

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About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat operates in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISAT.L). For more information, please visit

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