July 13, 2020 – COMSAT, the global satellite connectivity solutions provider, is extending the life of Inmarsat’s existing satellites through the leasing of an additional antenna at COMSAT’s Santa Paula, CA. Teleport. The newly leased 12.8m antenna is transmitting and receiving in both C-band and L-band frequencies, bolstering capacity for the Tracking, Telemetry and Command (TT&C) and traffic operations of the Inmarsat satellite network. The Santa Paula teleport hosts Inmarsat’s Standard C equipment, supporting Inmarsat in delivering the most reliable global-standard maritime safety service. The additional C-band and L-band capacity is a key part of Inmarsat’s global network, providing robust, reliable life and safety communications for more than 1.6 million seafarers worldwide. The renewal of the existing agreement strengthens the long-standing business relationship between the two companies and builds on their heritage of providing the maritime industry with an invaluable communication lifeline that is unaffected by inclement weather.