InmarsatINMARSAT, is the world's leading mobile satellite communications company offering a range of voice and data communications services to users on land, at sea or in the air. Founded in 1979, Inmarsat operates a fleet of nine satellites in geostationary orbit, and provides reliable communications services to a range of governments, aid agencies, media outlets and businesses needing to communicate in remote regions or where there is no reliable terrestrial network.
INMARSAT services use a range of portable, vehicle, ship or aircraft mounted antennas to provide services virtually anywhere in the world. These include traditional voice calls, through low-level data tracking systems, up to high-speed data services. The most recent of these provides GPRS-type services at up to 144kbit/s via an IP satellite modem the size of a notebook computer. Other services provide mobile ISDN services used by the media for live via videophone reporting on world events.
The telephone country codes for Inmarsat is:
- 871 Atlantic - East
- 872 Pacific
- 873 Indian Ocean
- 874 Atlantic - West