International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)

  • Nick Heath-Brown
Part of the The Stateman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Founded in 1979 as the International Maritime Satellite Organization (Inmarsat) to establish a satellite system to improve maritime communications for distress and safety and commercial applications. Its competence was subsequently expanded to include aeronautical and land mobile communications. Privatization, which was completed in April 1999, transferred the business to a newly created company and the Organization remains as a regulator to ensure that the company fulfils its public services obligations. The company has taken the Inmarsat name and the Organization uses the acronym IMSO. In Feb. 2015 the Organization had 100 member parties.

Keywords

Argentina Nigeria Congo Tobago 

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  • Nick Heath-Brown

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