Interview: Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat

by Peter B. de Selding

Credit: Inmarsat


LONDON — Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat recently told investors to expect a never-ending capex cycle whose peaks are much lower and whose valleys, also known as capex holidays, all but disappear. For Chief Executive Rupert Pearce, it’s the only way to stay current with the all-but-insatiable bandwidth demand by customers.

That means maintaining and upgrading the company’s historic L-band service, with increased transmission speeds; and using its four-satellite Global Xpress Ka-band network as just the first rung on the later to super-high-throughput capacity for mobile customers. The . . .

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