Tour of Inmarsat (BCS Members Only)

Date:
Friday 9 December 2016, 3.30pm - 5.00pm

Venue:
Inmarsat, 99 City Rd, London, EC1Y 1AX

Cost:
Free for BCS members only

Details:

1. About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is a British satellite telecommunications company, offering global mobile services. It provides telephone and data services to users worldwide, via portable or mobile terminals which communicate with ground stations through twelve geostationary telecommunications satellites. Inmarsat's network provides communications services to a range of governments, aid agencies, Aside from its commercial services, Inmarsat provides global maritime distress and safety services (GMDSS) to ships and aircraft at no charge, as a public service. Services include traditional voice calls, low-level data tracking systems, and high-speed Internet and other data services as well as distress and safety services. The most recent of these provides GPRS-type services at up to 492 kbit/s via the Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) IP satellite modem the size of a notebook computer. Other services provide mobile Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) services used by the media for live reporting on world events via videophone [source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inmarsat]

2. What the tour will cover?

The Inmarsat Tour will cover the following:

Presentation on Satellites and other relevant aspects about Inmarsat Visit and explanation of the network operation centre.