Mobile satellite communications firm Inmarsat has introduced its connectivity solutions to customers in Saudi Arabia through new partner agreements in the region.

The company has also secured new spectrum licences to deliver both its narrow-band (L-band) and high-capacity broadband (Ka-band), Global Xpress (GX), services in Saudi Arabia, enabling Saudi-based businesses to deploy these services for the first time.

Inmarsat’s first distribution partners in Saudi Arabia and the region, Sada Al Ammah and Global Beam Telecom, will work closely with Inmarsat’s Maritime, Aviation and Enterprise businesses to roll-out the services.

Combining the high data speeds of Inmarsat’s GX Ka-band technology with Inmarsat’s flagship FleetBroadband L-band service for unlimited backup, Fleet Xpress services will enable the digital transformation of Saudi and foreign-flagged vessels operating in the region.

Further capacity is set to benefit customers in Saudi Arabia and beyond soon, as the recently launched GX-5 satellite comes into commercial service in 2020.