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U.K.-based satellite communications company Inmarsat and Turkey’s satellite operator TurkSat have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate in the satellite service, maritime communication, defense and aerospace sectors.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara on Sept. 27, Transport Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister  said Inmarsat’s worldwide satellite communication services were well-known. “With the strategic partnership between TurkSat and Inmarsat, some high-value added Inmarsat equipment would be produced in Turkey by one or more Turkish firms. It is an important opportunity,” he said.

“This agreement is very significant and will be an example to our region. This strategic partnership will provide Turkey with collaboration opportunities in that specific area. It is just the start,” he added.

Rupert Pearce, chief executive officer at Inmarsat, said the strategic partnership with TurkSat offered tremendous potential for both Inmarsat and TurkSat, their joint business and technology ecosystem in Turkey and the wider Turkish economy.

“TurkSat is among the ‘thought leaders’ in our industry, and we believe that, together, Inmarsat and TurkSat will be very well-placed to collaborate to bring cutting edge, high-value added, space-based communications capabilities to Turkish government, enterprise and consumer users in the years ahead, making a vital contribution to the development of a pervasive digital society in Turkey,” Pearce said.

“We are confident that, in partnership with Turksat, we can powerfully support the development of a hi-tech, high skill and satellite services sector in Turkey,” he added.

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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