Inmarsat I4 Satellite Repositioning Underway  
Last year we communicated news about the repositioning of INMARSAT’s I4 satellites in an effort to optimize the network and achieve global I-4 coverage.  As a reminder, repositioning of the I-4 satellite occurred when the new I-4 F3 satellite entered service on 7 January 2009 at 98 degrees West, covering the Americas.   Inmarsat is committed to making every effort to minimizing any impact on customers.  However, the repositioning will require two service outages affecting a small number of broadband and satellite phone service users in two limited geographical areas.  

We will keep you posted when these outages occur.

+870 Single Inmarsat Country Code

Beginning 1 January 2009 calls made to Inmarsat terminals from PSTN network services must be dialed using INMARSAT’s new single country code +870 or by using one of Vizada’s Fixed2Mobile Solutions.  This code replaces the four Inmarsat ocean codes: +871, +872, +873 and +874. Any calls made using the old codes will fail to connect.  It is important that you communicate this development to your users as soon as possible and East Coast Satellite Communications recommends frequently.

These two developments demonstrate INMARSAT’s commitment to provide the best possible service.

East Coast Satellite Communications is here to support you.   Please call us at 800-826-6152 if you have any questions about these changes.