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FirstNet has launched a new feature giving first responders priority access

12/12/17 – This highly anticipated, specialized offering is now available to first responders in states and territories that have opted in to the First Responder Network Authority and have subscribed to FirstNet service.

Inmarsat unit chosen to provide satellite communications for US FirstNet emergency network

04/07/17 – The FTSE 250-listed firm said Inmarsat Government will work with AT&T to deliver satellite communication solutions as part of the network.

USX thanks Inmarsat Government for supporting their first climb of Mount Everest

11/22/16 – On May 24, 2016, the USX Team successfully journeyed to the summit of Mt. Everest to raise awareness for our Nation's veterans coping with PTSD and the struggle of suicidal ideations. We were able to stay connected with our supporters and media outlets across the world through the use of Inmarsat's Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) and satellite phone services.

Inmarsat Government is Sponsoring the USX Climb of Mt. Everest

Inmarsat Government is proud to sponsor the USX team's climb of Mt. Everest. Chad Jukes, Harold Earls, Tommy Ferguson, Dave Ohlson, Elyse Ping will be the first team of active duty U.S. soldiers & a combat amputee veteran that will climb Mt. Everest. They are climbing in an effort to raise awareness and money for mental health for veterans. Inmarsat Government is providing the team with BGAN terminals and IsatPhones so they can do interviews, keep in touch with family and post updates on Facebook.

To learn more about the organization and/or donate money visit USX's website. Stay tuned for updates on their journey.

5/24 - We are proud to announce that Team USX reached the summit of Mt. Everest today. In doing so the group has set three records. It's the first time that a combat amputee reached the top, the first time active duty U.S. soldiers reached the top, and the first time a female soldier has reached the top.

Team USX on top of Mt. Everest

5/1 - The team was planning on doing a practice climb but due to bad weather the team left the ABC and returned to the EBC early. In a few days they will resume their climb to the summit.

4/27 - The USX team has reached the advanced base camp (ABC) at 21,000 ft. Over the next couple of days the team will get acclimatize. Weather permitting the team will return to the IBC on Saturday and begin their climb to the summit.

4/25 - The team has successfully made it to the Interim base camp (IBC) at 19,000 ft.

4/24 - Chad celebrates his birthday at the EBC. The Sherpas made him a cake.

4/19 - After several days waiting for the Chinese government to allow travel, waiting for the weather to clear and sightseeing in Tibet the team has embarked on a seven hour bus ride to the Everest base camp (EBC). Despite the delays the team is still on track to reaching the summit around May 20-25th.

Inmarsat Global Xpress Satellite Launch Update

1/20/15 – Things are moving on at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in anticipation of the Inmarsat-5 F2 spacecraft launch on 1st February 2015. All electrical checks have been successful. To ensure that a small static arc, which had occurred in the vicinity of the spacecraft, had not had any impacts whatsoever on its electrical systems, the best of Boeing and Inmarsat engineers confirm that the spark had not had detrimental effects on the spacecraft.

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