FLEET ONE: New Maximum Speed!

We are pleased to announce that as of May 1, 2019… Fleet One maximum speeds increased to 150 kbps, delivering a boost in performance and user experience. All newly activated terminals will automatically access the increased speed, and active terminals can be updated to benefit. You will receive all relevant documentation to implement the speed upgrade on active Fleet One terminals shortly.
 
With the speed upgrade of Fleet One, we also announce the End of Sale of the FleetBroadband 150. All FB150 terminals can continue to be used and all applicable guarantees continue to apply.
 
If you have any questions please contact your MVS Account Manager.

MVS assists the 2019 Philippines Election

In an incredible effort to keep the world communicated MVS will be assisting the 2019 Philippines Election this Monday, May 13th. We want to thank the Philippines government for trusting us once again this year with such an important national event.

Our MVS team lead by our CEO Deborah Deffaa along with Inmarsat and Smartmatic are already at Manila, Philippines running tests before Election Day. We will be providing 6500 BGAN terminals with the purpose of keeping cities (where regular internet access is not available) communicated at all times.

The BGAN terminals will transmit the votes for the location back to the Philippines Electoral Committee.

Virgin Atlantic boosts passenger experience with Inmarsat’s GX Aviation

Inmarsat’s award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution will be available to passengers onboard Virgin Atlantic’s brand new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.

Virgin Atlantic is scheduled to receive 12 Airbus A350-1000s over the next three years, with GX Aviation pre-installed upon delivery. The service will be available once the first of these aircraft takes to the skies from late summer 2019, allowing passengers to seamlessly browse the internet, check social media, instant message and more during flights, with connection speeds on par with mobile broadband on the ground.

GX Aviation is the world’s first and only global, high-speed inflight connectivity service delivered through a wholly-owned and operated network of high-throughput satellites. It was revealed as part of Virgin Atlantic’s new onboard offering on the A350-1000 earlier this week, with other key features of the aircraft including an entirely new Upper Class cabin with brand new suite and social space.

Great Win

Philip Balaam, President of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “Virgin Atlantic is firmly established as one of the aviation industry’s greatest innovators and were the first airline in Europe to offer Wi-Fi on all flights. Their brand new Airbus A350s will enhance the passenger experience even further and we are delighted that GX Aviation has been selected as the inflight broadband solution for the aircraft. This is another great win for our next-generation solutions.”

Gail Yates, Head of Inflight Services, Virgin Atlantic, said: “We are excited to unveil details of the unparalleled onboard experience that awaits customers on our new Airbus A350-1000s. Offering modern, world-class inflight connectivity is a fundamental part of this experience. We are confident that Inmarsat’s GX Aviation will truly raise the bar and offer second-to-none broadband for our customers.”

More than 1,600 aircraft are currently expected under signed contracts for Inmarsat’s next-generation inflight broadband solutions for airlines, with a new business pipeline of approximately 3,000 aircraft worldwide. To meet growing demand, Inmarsat has a fully-funded development roadmap, including three further Ka-band payloads. A fifth GX satellite will be launched later this year and two sixth-generation satellites are scheduled to launch in 2020 and 2021. In addition, planning is underway for the next generation of GX satellites.

2019 Inmarsat’s Americas Regional Conference

MVS USA had the pleasure to attend the 2019 Inmarsat’s Americas Regional Conference in San Diego, California (March 26th – March 28th). This conference gave us the opportunity for all Inmarsat partners to learn about Inmarsat’s priorities for the coming year across the Aviation, Enterprise, Maritime and Government businesses, and hear about exciting and innovative developments in Inmarsat products and services.

It is exciting to know that the present and specially the future is looking fantastic! The opportunities are endless!

Here is a recap on photos of our amazing week thanks to Inmarsat.

Join us at the Inmarsat America’s Partner Conference

MVS USA will be attending the 2019 Inmarsat’s Americas Regional Conference in San Diego, California (March 26th – March 28th). This conference is an opportunity for all Inmarsat partners to learn about Inmarsat’s priorities for the coming year across the Aviation, Enterprise, Maritime and Government businesses, and hear about exciting and innovative developments in Inmarsat products and services.

The regional conference in San Diego will also give partners the opportunity to showcase how they are using Inmarsat satellite communications to meet their customers’ hardest connectivity challenges. Please note this event is open to Inmarsat partners only.

Contact MVS to setup a meeting:

Zoila Zambrano : zzambrano@MVSusa.com

Thierry Watters: twatters@MVSusa.com

MVS assists with Brazilian elections by supplying 1400 Inmarsat BGANs

MVS USA’s team was selected again in 2018 by the Brazilian government to provide satellite connectivity to remote voting centers. This solution was created by MVS to ensure a safe and secured means to transmit local voting results.

In winning the opportunity to once again support the elections in Brazil, MVS continues to cement itself as the ‘Election Company’ within the satellite industry,” said Deborah Deffaa, CEO of MVS USA. “We have the Continue reading

Inmarsat Network Maintenance on 11/09/2018

Dear Distribution Partner and End Users,

Inmarsat has distributed the below Bulletin in reference to upcoming maintenance to the  Inmarsat Network in the EMEA and MEAS satellite regions on September 11th.  A second maintenance window is scheduled for September 13th for the AMER and APAC satellite regions.  Minimum impact to the users is expected and should not exceed 2 minutes.  A copy of the bulletin is attached for your reference.        Continue reading

Inmarsat Alert : Notification of Restoration of Services in Regions (08/27/2018)

Dear Partners,

At 09:36 UTC on August 28th, 2018 Inmarsat issued notifications of service degradation in all regions followed within 1 minute by a Notification that all services in all regions had been restored. We are presently confirming that this most recent degradation was a corrective action to resolve a degradation originally reported at 01:10 on August 28th, 2018.  We will advise as additional information becomes available on the cause and resolution of the degradation.  Truncated copies of the reported degradation and resolution are attached for your reference.

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MVS Facts : Did you know?

MVS is a true global Internet SP, MVS is a 25 year old global data managed network company and MVS is disaster proof.

1. MVS is a true global Internet SP. That means that MVS issues its own ARIN and RIPE internet addresses. As a global Internet SP, MVS has absolute control over its IP addresses and is entrusted by the European (RIPE) and American (ARIN) Internet Registries for secure housing, management and control of the addresses. No one else can buy them, trade them, hack them or access them.

2. MVS is not just Inmarsat. MVS is a 25 year old global data managed network company that works with Inmarsat, Intelsat and Iridium among others. MVS operates a world wide data network with it’s own MVS Cloud supported by MVS data centers on 2 continents. Protecting data is our business whether it is via satellite or land.

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