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Emergency Maintenance: GSPS Network – APAC – 24/06/21

We would like to advise you of the forthcoming emergency maintenance on the APAC GSPS Network. During this period, Inmarsat engineers will perform verification and validation test where all APAC GSPS traffic will be routed through the Warkworth antenna. This maintenance includes four service outages of up to 20 minutes each during the RF cable re-patching, stop/start of the GSC process and up to 40 minutes of service degradation.

The details and timeline of the changes are reported below:

Activity: APAC GSPS Verification Test with Warkworth antenna

Services affected: GSPS (iSatphone)

Regions/Spots affected: APAC

Date of outage: 24 June 2021

Start of Maintenance period: 18:00 UTC

End of Maintenance period: 20:30 UTC

Single or Multiple Outage(s) and duration(s): There will be multiple GSPS service outages for updating and restarting the GSC process

Outage Impact: APAC GSPS Service will be interrupted

Actions needed by user: None



Abbreviations and their meaning

  • Americas I-4 = Satelite responsible for the region of North- and Southamerica
  • APAC = Asia Pacific
  • BGAN = Broadband Global Area Nework. Inmarsat service for BGAN devices
  • CDR = Call Detail Record
  • EMEA = Satellite responsible for the region of European Middle East Africa
  • FB or FBB = FleetBroadBand. Inmarsat service for FBB devices
  • GSPS = Global Satellite Phone Service. Inmarsat voice service for IsatPhone
  • IRIS = Remote monitoring and control system
  • SB or SBB = SwiftBroadBand. Inmarsat service for SBB devices
  • TBC = To be confirmed
  • UTC = Universal Time