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22nd May 2017

Inmarsat announces EOL closure for Fleet 33, 55, 77 and MPDS

Inmarsat has announced retirement dates for the Fleet 33, 55 and 77 services, as the Inmarsat-3 satellite constellation moves closer to reaching the end of its lifespan.

The EOL (End of Life) dates for the Fleet family of services are as follows:


EOL Date

31st December 2017

Fleet 33 & 55

31st December 2018*

Fleet 77

1st December 2020

*Fleet 33 & 55 EOL date subject to further validation and may be scheduled earlier in 2018.

This EOL announcement follows the recent closure of other legacy Inmarsat services Inmarsat B and Mini M. Inmarsat is keen to clarify however, that they remain committed to supporting the  Inmarsat C maritime safety service, which will be migrated onto the Inmarsat-4 satellite constellation.


Service Migration Options:

If you are a current user of Fleet 33, 55 or 77, we advise that you start thinking about a new communications service to meet your needs. Satcom Global is best placed to advise you on a wide range of new generation solutions that will offer better performance and value than the aging Fleet service. A brief run down of service options is included below - please click on them, to find out more:

Service Requirements

Migration Options
Voice & light data up to 128kbps

Fleet OneIridium Pilot

Voice & data up to 432kbps

FleetBroadbandThuraya MBB

Voice  & high speed data up to 8Mbps

Fleet Xpress,  Aura VSAT


You can also find out more about the service options mentioned above within our maritime communications round up.

If you would like to discuss your needs and the options that would work best for you with a member of the Satcom Global team, please contact your regional office who will be happy to assist you.

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