Australia's Pivotel becomes Inmarsat distributor

Australia’s Pivotel Group has become a partner of Inmarsat for the distribution of satellite-based M2M services in the Asia-Pacific region.

Under the tie-up, Pivotel (Southport, Australia) will begin to offer Inmarsat’s (London, UK) L-band M2M services – including IsatData Pro and BGAN M2M – to its customers in the Asia-Pacific.

“We are very pleased to welcome Pivotel, one of the most successful M2M service providers in the Asia-Pac region, to Inmarsat’s family of distribution partners,” said Ronald Spithout, President of Inmarsat Enterprise. “Pivotel’s end-users will now enjoy access to Inmarsat’s M2M portfolio, which features solutions for higher bandwidth requirements and unmatched reliability, backed by Inmarsat’s always-on global mobile satellite network.”

Pivotel already provides satellite and cellular M2M services in the region with a focus on the transportation and occupational health and safety sectors.

It also supports asset tracking in the mining, oil and gas and local government sectors.

In a statement, the Australian company said it was looking to Inmarsat to help it address demand for increased bandwidth, and to take advantage of “significant” M2M growth opportunities in the market.

“Inmarsat’s ubiquity and reliability is unquestioned and they have a strong legacy and track record of success and innovation in the M2M space,” said Peter Bolger, chief executive of Pivotel. “The Inmarsat portfolio of M2M products and services is ideally suited to a range of segments we currently serve and opens up many more so we are excited to embark on a long and mutually beneficial relationship in the Asia-Pac region.”

Pivotel describes itself as Australia’s leading provider of mobile satellite services, but the company also provides wholesale carriage services, including satellite and GSM M2M communications and tracking services.

Inmarsat is recognized as one of the world’s leading providers of global mobile satellite communications, and now operates in more than 60 countries worldwide.