Inmarsat, the provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced that Citrix, has been appointed as an Inmarsat Certified Applications Partner (CAP) for its Citrix CloudBridge™ application.

Citrix CloudBridge will initially support Inmarsat’s award-winning BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) service, which is used around the world and across a broad range of markets, including the oil & gas, energy, utilities, media and humanitarian sectors.

“Real-time connectivity is an important enabler of productivity and users frequently need to work in environments with high interactivity, rapid response times and unfettered access to multimedia content”, said Nadeem Khan, Inmarsat’s Global Head of Enterprise Applications Development. “However, not all applications and services are designed for use over satellite networks. Our work with Citrix is crucial in the delivery of optimised applications and services to our customers in remote locations around the globe.

“By working together, Citrix and Inmarsat have removed potential barriers to accessing applications for use over satellite, which ultimately offers an improved virtual desktop experience with built-in satellite optimisation for end-users. Customers using Inmarsat’s BGAN service will now be able realise the benefits that Citrix provides to enterprise users, including optimised real-time access to corporate applications, securely and globally, using satellite connectivity.”