Immarsat selects Cobham as broadband launch partner

Aerospace and defence company Cobham has been selected by Inmarsat to be the maritime-terminal launch partner for Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress broadband service.

The deal involves a distribution opportunity valued at $40m (£24.6m) over the next five years, with potential for more depending on market success.

Cobham has been awarded contracts to develop, manufacture, test and distribute Global Xpress maritime satellite terminals, through their Sea Tel product line.

As initial launch partner, Cobham will ensure availability of Global Xpress maritime satellite terminals at service introduction planned for 2013.