Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), announced that, in selected regions, fixed VSAT operators can now access a new wholesale, fully-managed, high-speed satellite broadband service, delivered over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band network in partnership with Gilat Satellite Networks.

Inmarsat and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. are offering a fully-managed service designed for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telcos, network operators and other organisations that want to utilise the power of GX. By leasing bandwidth, VSAT operators can take advantage of a low cost-per-bit data rate, coupled with low-cost, high-throughput terminals from Gilat Satellite Networks.

“This is a unique opportunity for fixed VSAT operators to deliver reliable, high-speed data to their customers,” said Rash Jhanjee, Head of GX Business Development and Strategy, Enterprise, Inmarsat. “This new joint partnership, enabled by Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform over Inmarsat’s GX Ka-band network, will deliver broadband Virtual Network Operator (VNO) capabilities, where market opportunity exists, through a cost-effective managed service platform. We are excited to demonstrate the strength, reliability and enterprise-class service of our network to the fixed satellite services market.”