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As Official Satellite Communications Partner to the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, Inmarsat’s satellite technology is a key enabler for all aspects of the race – for position reporting, sending live video footage or photos of action on board to the world’s media, safety communications in the event of an accident and for boosting crew morale through enabling them to call and email their loved ones back home.

Andrew Sukawaty, Chairman and CEO at Inmarsat, said “Our new FleetBroadband service takes media coverage of the race into a whole new era. Faster transmission speeds deliver better quality live broadcasts – the first HDTV transmissions from yachts in the middle of the ocean – bringing all the action on board into people’s homes all around the world.”

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