AND Group Appointed as Distribution Partner for Inmarsat FleetBroadbandBy Inmarsat Plc, PRNE
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
LONDON, September 7, 2011 -
AND Group plc, an internationally recognized provider of communication services to the marine and offshore sectors, today announces that it has been appointed as a distribution partner for Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband service.
AND Group can now distribute the full range of FleetBroadband services: from FB150 for smaller vessels needing voice communications and lower data speeds, through to FB500 for large merchant fleets needing high-speed data, value-added services and a full managed service provision.
The company has also been appointed as a distribution partner for Inmarsat’s global satellite phone services, which include FleetPhone for the marine environment and the global handheld satellite phone IsatPhone Pro.
“We are delighted to welcome AND Group as a FleetBroadband distributor,” said Perry Melton, Chief Operating Officer of Inmarsat. ”AND Group has built a solid maritime business and a strong reputation for knowing what maritime customers need. We are excited about the potential for AND Group to tap into two key areas of growth for FleetBroadband: migrating their customers who are inadequately served by their current satellite communications services, and securing new customers and exploring new parts of the market.”
Ian Robinson, CEO of AND Group, said, “We have achieved some significant customer wins with FleetBroadband, across the whole family of services. This is good news for us and our customers. Being appointed as an Inmarsat distribution partner will enable AND Group to build on our success, offer our customers better services and long-term value, and grow our business. We already have offices in the UK, Greece, Singapore and Brazil and will be looking to extend our network to offer the services on a global basis.”
With the appointment of AND Group there are now 14 FleetBroadband distributors, which sell both direct and through a network of service providers.
About AND Group plc
AND Group plc is a leading independent provider of global satellite services to customers who require high reliability in extreme or remote conditions. Our end users include merchant and military vessels, offshore platforms, and remote land based users in the mining and government sectors. Founded in 1974 the company has offices in the UK, Greece, Singapore and Brazil providing vital voice, data and IP based communications on a global basis. The company is the chosen provider of mission critical satellite communications to some of the world’s major shipping companies. AND Group plc is committed to providing the best value solutions to suit customer needs, and offers a full range of proprietary value added services to enhance customer experience along with always-available global customer support. www.and-group.net
Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT) 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. The company’s services are delivered through a global network of more than 400 distribution partners and service providers operating in 100 countries. For the year ended 31 December 2010, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$1,171.6 million (2009: US$1,038.1 million) with an EBITDA of US$696.1 million (2009: US$594.2 million). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.
Media Contacts: John Warehand, PR Manager, Inmarsat
Tel: +44-20-7728-1579, Mob: +44-7739-778128, Email: john_warehand at inmarsat.com; Nicola Dale, Marketing Manager, AND Group plc, Tel: +44-191-258-8590, Mob: +44-7771-933661, Email: nicola.dale at and-group.net
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