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Inmarsat: Advanced satellite technology

Inmarsat has been powering global connectivity for over four decades. They deliver world leading, innovative, advanced and exceptionally reliable global, mobile communications across the world – in the air, at sea and on land - that are enabling a new generation of commercial, government and mission-critical services. Inmarsat is powering the digitalisation of the maritime industry, making operations more efficient and safer than ever before. Furthermore, Inmarsat is enabling the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enabling the next wave of world-changing technologies that will underpin the connected society and help build a sustainable future.

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A call home from the middle of the ocean, a lifeline when disaster strikes, a mission-critical ops report. Inmarsat’s world-leading ELERA (L-band) and Global Xpress (Ka-band) satellite communication networks touch every aspect of life.

Strategic partnership

Since Intellian and Inmarsat’s strategic partnership agreement in 2018, Intellian has developed an extensive portfolio, incorporating both ELERA and Global Xpress (GX) products. Intellian’s reliability and engineering excellence has made our range of products firm favourites with Inmarsat customers, empowering connectivity across all maritime markets.

In the news:
New FB500 FleetBroadband terminal from Intellian enables optimal Inmarsat Fleet Xpress solution 
14 December 2022
Intellian and Inmarsat launch industry’s newest FleetBroadband terminals 
19 October 2021
Intellian completes its next generation Global Xpress portfolio with Inmarsat type approval 
4 August 2020
Intellian’s new GX100NX Fleet Xpress terminal obtains Inmarsat Type Approval 
19 June 2020
Intellian’s GX100NX Fleet Xpress terminal gains Inmarsat Product Approval 
12 February 2020
Intellian showcases all new Inmarsat L-band terminals, Fleet One and FB250 
4 December 2019
Intellian and Inmarsat Embark on Ground Breaking Next-Generation FleetBroadband Development
14 February 2018


Intellian develop products for use on two of Inmarsat’s networks; ELERA their L-band network and Global Xpress their Ka-band network.

The ELERA L-band product range consists of Fleet One, FB250 and FB500. The new FB Series have been engineered as a stand-alone primary communications terminal or to perfectly complement Intellian’s highly successful GXNX series of Ka-band antennas, creating the most innovative Fleet Xpress (FX) product offering on the market.

Intellian NX Series GX Terminals deliver the high data speeds enabled by the Inmarsat Global Xpress Ka- band network. They are the world's most deployed GX terminals, providing a futureproof, unrivalled performance and reliable solution to support increasing data demands for the maritime industry, across all sectors including commercial shipping, fishing, energy, government and yachting.

GX Ka-band network

Global Xpress (GX), operating in the Ka-band, is the first high-speed mobile broadband network to seamlessly span the world. Inmarsat’s market-leading service delivers the high bandwidth and reliability that customers demand.

GX network redundancy

Consisting of seven satellites to date, with another five being launched between 2023 - 202 4, Inmarsat have network redundancy and layers of capacity. Two of these new launches are multi-beam, high-throughput payloads – GX10A and GX10B – which will operate in Highly Elliptical Orbits (HEO), ensuring continuous coverage and featuring the ability to direct capacity in real-time to the areas of highest demand in the Arctic region.

ELERA - springboard for innovation

ELERA is Inmarsat’s L-band network, enabling the next generation of pioneering technologies that will connect and sustain our world – from autonomous transport and UAVs, to IoT, ocean monitoring and supporting greener energy, ELERA is a springboard for innovation.

ELERA – safety services

Every day, Inmarsat’s long-trusted safety service is the cornerstone of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) that help keep millions of seafarers safe with unrivalled satellite and ground network availability of 99.9%.

Market Sectors

Markets supported with seamless connectivity

Intellian’s ELERA L-band and GX Ka-band antennas are the hardware units provided to customers to enable the global service that Inmarsat’s networks provide.

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