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9th October 2018

Update on closure of Inmarsat Fleet MPDS Service


UPDATE October 2018: MPDS ceased global availability in April this year. Please note the EoL date for AORE (Atlantic Ocean Region East)  is now 24 October, 2018 and for the IOR (Indian Ocean Region) is 05 December, 2018.


Original article dated 6 December, 2017 below:

We would like to advise customers that Inmarsat has released revised EoL (End of Life) dates for its Fleet services, specifically MPDS.

The EoL dates for the Fleet family of services are now as follows:

Please note that Inmarsat remains committed to supporting the Inmarsat C maritime safety service, which will be migrated onto the Inmarsat-4 satellite constellation, as the Inmarsat-3 satellite constellation moves closer to reaching the end of its lifespan.

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


Special Promotions:

We'd also like to highlight a number of special promotions we have running until the end of the year:

1. FleetBroadband 4GB and 8GB No Commitment Promotion

Inmarsat has just launched a promotion offering the chance to trial a 4GB or 8GB plan with no commitment. Users can experience the benefits of the plentiful data plans with no risk of penalty, should they wish to downgrade or deactivate at a later date. More info can be found here

2. Iridum Double Value Promotion

A number of Iridium OpenPort plans are available with double the amount of data and/or voice for the same price as the regular plans. These plans offer extremely good value with no lengthy commitment period. Find out more here.

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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