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World-Link strengthens its market position with a new Inmarsat agreement

26 June 2015

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has signed an agreement with World-Link Communications, Inc. (‘World-Link'), appointing the innovative satellite services provider as a Partner for FleetBroadband, serving the maritime market globally. Alongside the agreement, World-Link plans to strengthen its infrastructure and integrate with the Inmarsat network through significant investment in building an Inmarsat Point-of-Presence (PoP). The plan will advance World-Link's ability to deliver enhanced value-added services to its global maritime customer base.

"World-Link is committed to delivering solutions that bring value and strengthen clients' ship-to-shore connectivity," commented Asad Salameh, World-Link-Communications President. "Following the acquisition of BSM's Telaccount Overseas in March 2015, and our agreement with Inmarsat, we are investing heavily to strengthen our infrastructure and investment with Inmarsat, as well as in our value added services. We want to ensure that World-Link customers benefit from industry leading technology and seamless connectivity at sea in a cost effective manner."

Commenting on the agreement, Ronald Spithout, Inmarsat Maritime President remarked: "World-Link has been a valued service provider of Inmarsat for over 25 years, and I'm delighted to welcome them as one of our FleetBroadband Partners. World-Link has made a significant investment to enhance its Inmarsat network infrastructure that will bring increased benefit to their customers and the maritime market".

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).

World-Link Communications is a vibrant, fast growing maritime satellite communications company, ISO 9001:2008 / Inmarsat Gold service provider certified, with a reputation for excellence. Since 1989, World-Link has been helping customers across the world merchant fleet to achieve their business objectives through the provision of tailored satellite communications solutions, including integrated hardware, software, satellite airtime, customized billing and technical support services.