Inmarsat, a global mobile satellite communications services provider, and Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales), a satellite services company, are teaming up to develop joint offerings for energy and machine-to-machine (M2M) customers in Europe.
Mobile satellite services (MSS) have long been an established part of the communications mix in the energy sector, frequently operating in areas that are remote from fixed-line and wireless networks. Both companies will look to collaborate on specific projects to enhance their services and product offerings for this industry, particularly in the high growth area of M2M and remote applications.
Marco Brancati, Senior Vice-President of BU Networks and Connectivity of Telespazio, says: “It is an additional opportunity to further improve the successful long-term relationship between the two companies in the satcom market, representing as well a unique guarantee for energy sector customers for reliable, up-to-date and high-quality solutions provisioning.”
President of Inmarsat Enterprise, Ronald Spithout adds: “The significance of our two companies working together on new offerings will provide important benefits for the energy sector. It opens up new possibilities for both companies.”