Alicante, Spain –Inmarsat will return as the Volvo Ocean Race’s official Global Satellite Communications Partner. The ongoing partnership advances the possibilities of onboard satellite communications and powers the Race’s digital content delivery from the oceans while supplying crucial safety and tracking services.

Inmarsat’s fleet of satellites, some 36,000km out in space, deliver the Race communications technology. Inmarsat FleetBroadband provides an ‘always-on’ connection for teams allowing applications such as internet access, emails, calls, weather reporting and telemedicine. It also features streaming IP available on demand, for live applications such as high-quality video streaming. Global Xpress will make its first contribution to the Race supporting press and media at race villages throughout the globe.