In September, Inmarsat invited all the Fleet Xpress Value Added Resellers (VARs) to a workshop in Rotterdam to discuss the latest Fleet Xpress developments and to introduce new promotional packages that apply for activations on the new service in 2016 and 2017.
Specifically, Inmarsat has doubled the Maximum Information Rate (MIR) on the FX Committed Information Rate (CIR) plans, waived the fee for FB 250 users on FX, and released new Fleet Xpress promotional plans which have a Maximum Information Rate (MIR) only, without a CIR, as the table shows. These plans are ideal for crew internet and come at a cost which is comparable to the FleetBroadband GB plans but through the new KA band terminals, at much higher speeds. Importantly, there is also no service or price differentiation between the 60 or 100 cm antenna size for these plans.
For those considering offering crew internet or trying out the potential of FX, these plans are the most cost effective starting point.